Over the course of the last month we’ve had great discussions about who the Miami Dolphins should bring in to compete with Chad Henne for the starting QB role. We’ve told you that our preferences would be #1 Kyle Orton and #2 Vince Young. We gave you a number of other quarterbacks that could be options for the Miami Dolphins. We did NOT tell you about Marc Bulger. Why? Because he’s no longer the QB that he once was and he would not be an upgrade over Chad Henne as the Dolphins’ starter.
It’s been rumored that the Dolphins might have an interest in Bulger, since he’s about to become a free agent. Today, Armando Salguero posted on his blog that the Ravens think highly of Bulger and that he could be one of the last remaining options for the Dolphins. He may be an option for the Dolphins, but he’s not the type of upgrade this team needs to take the next step and save Sparano/Ireland’s jobs. In the last 3 seasons he played (2007-2009) he threw for 27 TDs and 34 INTs total. The highest his QB was, in any of those years, was 71.4. Is THAT the type of upgrade the Dolphins need? No. If the Dolphins do not want to give up a draft pick for Orton (or if the Broncos won’t trade him), then Vince Young would be our next best choice. Young has better numbers, is younger, and has proven he’s a winner in the NFL.
Bulger would be good if you had a young QB that needs a year to develop (like Tennessee or Minnesota). If he were brought to the Miami Dolphins, we think he’d end up as the back up to Chad Henne (which Thigpen, in theory, already is). Thigpen will be back in Miami if the rules for free agency in 2011 remain what they were in 2010. If not, the Dolphins will need to bring in a QB to fill out the roster. We just hope they pick a QB that can compete with Henne, with a realistic chance of beating him out and helping the Dolphins in 2011 and beyond.
Side Note: We saw yesterday that Brett Favre is ‘throwing’ again. Please, Please, Please go away Brett….With the Lockout, we can’t take another soap opera with your contemplating a comeback. And if ANYONE suggests Favre as a possibility for the Dolphins, I’m going to strangle a puppy.