Also on the roster is Matt Moore, who went 2-2 for last season in place of Tannehill.
When asked about his conversation with Tannehill, Gase said: "It was probably tougher for me".
That's quite an "if" though, as Cutler struggled through his five games last season, managing five interceptions and just four touchdowns. Miami moved quickly to address its quarterback situation, handing Cutler, 34, a one-year, $10 million contract. "It's more and more real".
Tannehill will still be around the team this season, Gase said. "The fact that it's him and he knows his body and how he feels-It's unfortunate for him because he worked so hard to be available for us". Their worst fears were realized and a week later he has decided the best course of action is reconstructive surgery sometime this week, a decision he should have made last season instead of stem cell therapy and rehab, but hindsight is 20/20.
"He's handling it good". Brandon Doughty and David Fales are further down the Dolphins' quarterback depth chart.