Jay Cuter delivered the best season of his career in 2015 for the Chicago Bears. He crafted a 92.3 quarterback rating and threw nearly twice as many touchdowns (21 to 11) as interceptions. He's 6-foot-5 passer who was athletic enough to dominate as a high school basketball star. He's better in the present day of 2017 than the highly coveted but highly broken down Tony Romo.
So why all the criticism of the Dolphins signing him?
Don't worry; I have the answer.
Cutler has an injured personality. He struggles to get along with reporters and teammates and the general public. He's surly, which works when you're throwing 35 touchdowns and six interceptions a season. The Cutler persona has never worked.
Alex Ferrer works as a judge on daytime TV. He's a Dolphins fan. He's crushed that his favorite team has turned to Mr. Unpopular.
"Admittedly, there are some that are happy that Cutler is coming to the Dolphins. Mainly the Jets, Patriots and Bills," Ferrer wrote on Twitter.
I don't agree. Cutler most likely never will repair his busted personality, but the man can throw a football. Yes, he twice led the NFL in interceptions, once throwing a mind-boggling 28 picks, but he appeared to mature in 2015, his last full season before suffering an injury.
He's worth the risk. He could silence Ferrer, and the rest of his legion of critics.