Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
A team seemingly operating behind the eight-ball since quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s training camp ACL injury (more on that below), it’s no surprise the Dolphins cratered out to a 6-10 record on the season, just one game ahead of the division rival Jets. They were only able to put up a minuscule 281 points, placing them 28th in the league, along with a middling passing rank (18th in yards) and bottom barrel run game (29th in yards). It was a step backward from 2016’s surprise playoff appearance, and the future appears unfortunately cloudy. Let’s check out the state of things.
Brought out of retirement due to his familiarity with coach Adam Gase’s system, Cutler performed about as expected for a guy who has only matched or exceeded 25 passing touchdowns in a season three times. His completion percentage equaled his lifetime numbers, with his yards per attempt well behind. He only had one 300-yard game and only six contests with multiple scores. It’s more likely than not we’ve seen the last of “Smokin’ Jay” in an NFL uniform. If you play in a superflex or 2QB league, he’s worth holding until he makes his walk away official.
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