The Dolphins found out a few things about themselves in 2010. One thing is certain, they have a lot to fix before 2011 if they hope to be a contender. The number one priority is to find a QB that can play the position better than Chad Henne or Tyler Thigpen. We cannot stress how important a quality QB is for an NFL team. Having said that, there could be 2 quarterbacks available for the Dolphins to look at AFTER deciding who their head coach will be. Here are two potential options:
Kyle Orton QB – Broncos
The Broncos are in search of a new head coach and the fan base is enamored with the savior, Tim Tebow. A report surfaced this morning on NFL.com that suggests he could be had for a 2nd round pick. The Dolphins don’t have a second round pick, but could get creative if they think he is the answer at QB. Orton played in 13 games in 2010 and threw for over 3,600 yards, 20 TDs, 9 INTs. That’s good for a passer rating of 87.5 (15th in the NFL). He is familiar with Brandon Marshall, playing with him in 2009 when he passed for 3,800 yards, 21 TDs, and 12 INTs. It’s clear he would be an upgrade, but is he worth a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick?
Vince Young QB – Titans
Vince Young has clearly been an enigma in Tennessee. Bud Adams’ advisors have reportedly told him it would be wise to keep Jeff Fisher and release Vince Young. Young is certainly a risk, but if he’s a free agent, it’s a low risk high reward type deal. In limited action in 2010 he had a 98.3 QB rating, throwing 93-156 for 1,255 yards, 10 TDs, 3 INTs. In 2009, he started 12 games and threw for over 1,800 yards with 10 TDs, 7 INTs. Another case of risk vs. reward….but an option nonetheless.
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