By Bill (@PhinNation on Twitter)
The Miami Dolphins made a surprising move at the quarterback position yesterday, signing Brady Quinn to a contract. Not to worry, Ryan Tannehill is still firmly entrenched as the starter. And most likely, Matt Moore will still serve as his backup for the 2014 season. I’m writing that despite Joe Philbin saying this morning that Quinn will compete with Matt Moore for the #2 QB spot. Quinn needs to learn the entire offense and adjust to teammates in a very short period of time. So the odds of him unseating Moore (injury notwithstanding) are long, at best. The surprising part is that Pat Devlin is gone and Brady Quinn is in.
Devlin, who has been one of Joe Philbin’s favorite players, has been dealing with injuries and poor play throughout training camp. It seems that with Matt Moore’s shoulder issues thus far in camp, the Dolphins were looking for a veteran to serve as Moore’s backup (or 3rd QB). I do not think, in any way, that Brady Quinn will be challenging Matt Moore for the #2 job. I write this knowing full well that Moore is overpaid and cutting him would save about $3.5 mil against the Dolphins cap. And if the Dolphins brought in Quinn, 3 weeks into camp, to save cap room, they’re completely incompetent. Cap saving moves like that should’ve been made in the offseason.