When the Miami Dolphins drafted quarterback Ryan Tannehill, not a lot of people were surprised. Miami was in need of a quarterback and needed someone who could be their franchise’s long-term solution. Back then, there were many quarterback questions. There still remain some, but quarterback David Garrard could help solve some of those in the near future. However, if you’re someone whose last name rhymes with ‘door’, you may not be so happy about the current state of affairs in Miami. Before reading on, keep in mind, this article assumes Garrard successfully comes back from the recent injury he suffered.
The latest quarterback depth chart shows Garrard in the number one slot, followed by Matt Moore, then Tannehill. Moore is reportedly not concerned with this change in the order, obviously trying to not to cause waves, but it seems like he should be. If he’s sliding down the depth chart like that, somebody doesn’t like something about him. If I were Moore, I would be concerned about sliding down, even below Tannehill. Is it likely? Probably not. Is it possible? Well, anything is possible for a franchise that’s been struggling as of late. I’d say if I were Moore, that it would pay for me to do anything possible to increase my stock value, because if I want traded next offseason, I want to go to a team that has a legitimate shot at doing something and will pay a pretty good price for my services.
And hey, Moore looking for another quarterbacking gig in the NFL wouldn’t be a bad thing. If he isn’t interested in playing backup, maybe he would need to go someplace where the quarterback situation is a desperate one. Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars would be interested in taking a flier? Last I checked, the Jaguars have Blaine Gabbert as their franchise quarterback (which doesn’t look any better this year than it did last year, with Gabbert missing a good majority of his targets in camp). If he’s looking for the start, I would say Jacksonville would be an ideal landing spot for Moore.
As far as the Dolphins go, though, the development of Tannehill will tell us everything we need to know about the long-term quarterback situation in Miami. Can Moore win back his job? Well maybe, but unless this latest injury to Garrard keeps him out for a period of time, he better get moving. Because the depth chart won’t wait and neither will the fans in Miami, if quarterback questions linger into the season. I’m David Abeyta and that’s my opinion.