Starting quarterback Jay Cutler left the Dolphins' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is being evaluated for a concussion, according to the team. Moore replaced Cutler to start the third quarter.
Cutler did throw three interceptions in this game in the first half, so even if he is cleared to return, the Dolphins may opt to stick with Moore.
Jay Cutler will return to the Miami Dolphins’ starting lineup on Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders, according to coach Adam Gase. But whether the 11-year veteran quarterback can awaken what Gase called the “worst offense in football” remains a question, especially considering he might be limited due to a rib injury.
Cutler isn’t off to a good start with seven touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 78.8 passer rating that ranks 28th in the NFL. And now he must deal with an injury, the severity of which remains unclear. The good news is the team should also get back WR DeVante Parker in Week 9 as well.
In addition to being without QB Jay Cutler, the Dolphins also announced that WR DeVante Parker will be inactive tonight. While Matt Moore is the QB, look for WR Jarvis Landry to be more involved in the offense, as he has been lately. In the last two games without Parker, Landry has been targeted an average of 12.5 times.
Matt Moore is finally getting reps as the quarterback in Miami and Dolphins fans shouldn’t feel any better about it.
Starter Jay Cutler was knocked out vs. the New York Jets early in the second half after getting drilled by a hit to his side and landing on his non-throwing shoulder. He went straight to the locker room with what’s being reported as a chest injury.
Cutler will miss 2-3 weeks, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. He suffered two cracked ribs. Cutler was putting together a respectable day for the Dolphins, going 12-of-16 with 138 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception before the injury. Moore will take over as the starter.