2017 NFL Power Rankings Preseason Week 2: Los Angeles Rams take major step forward

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11. Miami Dolphins (11)

Losing Ryan Tannehill for the season was devastating for the Miami Dolphins when considering the high expectations surrounding the team following a surprise playoff appearance a year ago, but give the team credit for bringing Jay Cutler on board for at least this season. Nothing against Matt Moore, but Cutler was the right choice for this team when looking at his experience along with the fact that Miami has done a phenomenal job of providing reliable weapons to work with on offense.

Thanks to key playmakers in Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills, Cutler should have no issues with quickly learning the Dolphins’ offense, and it will be interesting to see if there’s any rust once he does finally suit up in a preseason game. Who would have thought after all the recent struggles as a member of the Chicago Bears, Cutler would be in this position to play for an actual contender?

Not to mention, Cutler arguably had his best season while working with Adam Gase a few years back when the two worked together in Chicago. Playing in the same division as the New England Patriots will be a big challenge, but if Cutler and Gase can figure out a way to bring their old magic back, the Dolphins may be able to give their division rivals a little trouble.