According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington, the Miami Dolphins fear starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill needs season-ending surgery after he injured his knee during training camp activities on Thursday.
Dolphins fear Ryan Tannehill will need season-ending knee surgery, but no decision on it has been made, sources tell @JeffDarlington and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2017
The Dolphins are still in the process of evaluating Ryan Tannehill’s injury.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 4, 2017
I slowed down the video of Ryan Tannehill injuring his knee so you can get a better look at the moment it happened. pic.twitter.com/iwbEbbC0zb
— Matthew Cannata (@PhinsiderRadio) August 3, 2017
Naturally, rumors immediately began to swirl about the Dolphins potentially signing Colin Kaepernick.
— theScore (@theScore) August 3, 2017
It’s worth noting, however, that Kaepernick was booed heavily last season in Miami, a city with many Cuban immigrants, after he expressed pro-Fidel Castro views publicly.
Colin Kaepernick was booed heavily in Miami last year for expressing pro-Castro views. Very difficult to imagine Dolphins signing him.
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) August 3, 2017
Former longtime Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has reportedly made it known he is willing to put his broadcasting career on hold if the Dolphins want to sign him, which adds another dimension to a rapidly developing storyline.
Here’s where it gets interesting: I’m told Cutler is interested in delaying TV gig to play for Gase but it’d need to be starting job/money.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 3, 2017
For now, all we can do is wait for confirmation on the extent of Tannehill’s injury and assume veteran Matt Moore, who is an incredibly capable backup, has the job until further notice.