The Miami Dolphins are considering bringing back quarterback Jay Cutler in 2018, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

But before Dolphin fans start pounding their desk in anger, Miami is considering bringing Cutler back to serve as backup to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Cutler, 35, had planned to serve as a color commentator for the NFL on FOX before taking a $10M deal to play for Miami in the wake of Tannehill’s season ending injury.

The report indicates that Cutler would want a deal that matches or tops Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles‘ two-year, $11M deal.

While Cutler has been underwhelming and inconsistent, he is still an upgrade over current long-tenured backup quarterback Matt Moore, who is scheduled to hit free agency in 2018.

Cutler’s understanding of Adam Gase’s offensive system, his rapport with players and his experience as a starting quarterback in the NFL, including Miami, make his return as a backup that much more appealing and logical.