5 reasons the Dolphins can make the playoffs with Jay Cutler

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The Miami Dolphins have signed QB Jay Cutler to a one-year deal after the injury to QB Ryan Tannehill. Here’s five reasons why Miami can make the playoffs.

After a potential season-ending injury to Miami Dolphins’ QB Ryan Tannehill, many thought the season would be lost. But here comes QB Jay Cutler, out of the press box, to potentially save the Dolphins’ season.

Here’s five reasons why Miami can still return to the playoffs with Cutler as their starting quarterback.

5. Jay Cutler has one of the best arms in football

Cutler can be a lot of things. In the locker room, his personality and attitude is often up for question. Other teammates question his leadership ability, while analysts question his football IQ and ability to avoid dumb mistakes.

But one thing that every pundit agrees with in relation to Cutler is that he has an amazing hose. Cutler can throw the football with the best of them, starting from his days at Vanderbilt.

Among the starting NFL quarterbacks, Cutler probably has one of the five best arms in the league. On any given Sunday, the Dolphins’ quarterback can throw it like Aaron Rodgers or Matthew Stafford.

That’s always a plus for a quarterback, especially for a free agent, this late into training camp. Backup Matt Moore doesn’t have this kind of arm and neither does starter Ryan Tannehill for that matter.

With deep-threat receivers up and down the roster, Cutler’s arm could be the difference for one big play that can turn around a game. Those one or two deep plays could really take the top off of an offense and lead them to the playoffs.