NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala initially provided some optimism for Tannehill and the Dolphins when she reported there was no structural damage to the knee. He suffered a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder and underwent surgery in December.
Last season, Cutler played in just five games because of thumb and shoulder injuries.
Cutler, who parted with the Chicago Bears after eight seasons, postponed retirement and his TV job, signing a $10 million, one-year contract. Tannehill will be placed on injured reserve, the person said. As with Cutler, Tannehill had enjoyed his best season under the tutelage of Gase, who was hired by Miami previous year. It's unfortunate for him.
Our models project Cutler for 3371.0 passing yards on 301.0 attempts, with 21.31 touchdowns and 13.7 interceptions. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and starting linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire year with the same devastating injury.