(Originally posted on January 29, 2015)
Ryan Tannehill will unquestionably be the starter next season.
What about his backup?
Moore may be back, if he takes a lot less than the $5.5 million he made
in 2014! In my opinion, the Dolphins won't re-sign him. Some team will
pay him more than the Dolphins offer.
The Dolphins could find a draft prospect, but no one that could start if Tanny went down.
I like the young restricted free agent from the Detroit Lions, Kellen Moore!
holds the unofficial all-time record for wins by a starting quarterback
in NCAA Division 1 with a 50–3 (.943) record (the NCAA's official
record book does not
have an entry for that statistic). As a junior, he finished fourth in
the balloting for the 2010 Heisman Trophy. Upon being signed by Detroit,
Moore stated, "I don't think there will probably be a more motivated
Wait a minute, you say, he's restricted! Yes he is, but he was undrafted, making $576,668 in 2014. The lowest tender amount is $1.323 million, but no compensation is required for an undrafted player on the lowest tender amount.
Dolphins could offer him much more and the Lions could match it.
Barring that, Miami would lose no draft picks as compensation for
He played in 12 preseason games and backs up Stafford and Orlovsky.
It appears that the Lions will not tender RFA QB Kellen Moore, so the
stage is set. Come on, Dennis, grab a winner to back up Tannehill!