8,955,046 $ is what the Dolphins currently spend on the Quarterback position.
That number represents 7.09% of their allocated cap money towards the offense. That number is also the second highest percentage among offensive positions. By most standards having that kind of money allocated towards your QB is normal however with Ryan Tannehill still being paid on a rookie contract there is room to be spared.
The Dolphins currently take a 5.5 million dollar cap hit on Matt Moore’s contract who is currently the highest paid back up QB in the league. Last year Moore signed a 2 year 8 million dollar contract with the team. Moore’s contract can be restricted but the team might be best served just moving on.
Matt Moore is the sixth highest paid Dolphin…. Find me one other team that has that……..
— Jake Mendel (@Mendel_Cover32) February 3, 2014
Matt Moore might be a quality back up and locker-room guy however is simply not worth the money.
Matt Moore has only played 3 times in the past 2 years however proved his worth in 2011 starting 12 games for the team and earning the team’s MVP honors.
That being said Matt Moore is what he is and that is a backup QB with little to no upside. Whether you believe in Ryan Tannehill or not the Dolphins would be smart to cut Moore and draft a QB in the 4th-6th rounds.
Pat Devlin is another name to consider in this equation as some believe he is capable of taking over the back up role in Miami. That being said right now it is probably safe to say that outside of Tannehill, none of Miami’s quarterbacks on the current roster have a spot locked up in 2014.
Many smart execs in the league believe you should be drafting a QB every year because they are so valuable. The Redskins followed that theory in 2012 when they drafted both RG3 and Kirk Cousins. The Eagles drafted Nick Foles despite having Michael Vick on the roster.
Having a young QB to develop on your roster is an asset the Dolphins should consider acquiring when it comes time for the NFL draft.
A couple of names to monitor as potential late round guys could be Zach Mettenberger, Tajh Boyd, Aaron Murray, Jimmy Garoppolo and David Fales.