Gase confirmed he had one conversation with the quarterback-turned-broadcaster about Cutler coming out of a brief retirement. The coach added anything further is premature at this point.
"He was interested," Gase said, per the Post. "I think he's trying to figure out everything. I mean, you don't expect this to happen. I don't think he looked at our situation. He was surprised and he has things to work through."
Cutler's broadcast agent tweeted Saturday morning that Cutler hasn't made any decisions on whether he'd want to return.
"We've had a lot of people call us, we've talked to a few people," Gase said. "We're keeping all our options on the table. A lot of the things that are out there aren't really what we're doing. It's kind of funny to watch."
Cutler enjoyed his most efficient season in 2015 when Gase was the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears. The veteran signal-caller's familiarity with the system could help make the quick transition easier if the sides eventually agree to a deal.