The Miami Dolphins have their first and second string quarterbacks in place with Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore firmly entrenched in their respective positions, but the third QB spot is up for grabs as young Pat Devlin has yet to prove that he can be a capable back-up QB in the NFL. This would give Miami the option to ship Moore elsewhere to free up some valuable cap space.
With Devlin still unproven, Miami signed undrafted rookie free agent Brock Jensen of North Dakota State to compete with Devlin for the No. 3 QB spot on the depth chart.
Jensen, a 3-time FCS champion with third round pick OG Billy Turner manning the left tackle position for him during that time, has the prototypical size for a pocket passer at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds.
Jensen’s lack of “high level” competition playing for an FCS school is likely the reason the young man went unnoticed during May’s NFL Draft, but he does have some upside to him as a potential long-term back-up quarterback.
Jensen certainly has the accolades to be a very intriguing prospect for Miami moving forward after throwing 34 touchdowns to just seven interceptions in 2013, while completing roughly 65 percent of his passes. The obvious is that Jensen is quite an accurate passer, but he is also a valuable leader.
That being said, the level of competition is certainly nowhere near the level that it will be once he steps foot into an NFL game. The players are much faster, stronger and all around better at the professional level.
Jensen will compete with Devlin for the No. 3 QB job this summer and it’s anyone’s guess who will win that battle. As of right now, it certainly does not look like Devlin has much to worry about and Miami will likely stash Jensen on it’s practice squad to further his development moving forward.