Dolphins players want to keep Matt Moore in Miami?

2/17/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Though there no more need to say it out loud anymore, most NFL teams recognize there to be a dearth of sure-fire, solid passing quarterback prospects and veteran free agents leading up to the offseason.
There is no standout quarterback entering the draft, and apart from Geno Smith, the rest of the quarterback prospect rankings for this draft are still highly debatable. Additionally, no one’s certain for quarterbacks Alex Smith and Matt Flynn’s future with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks respectively, while there are no distinct starters headed into free agency apart from Joe Flacco. But there seems to be no scenario where the Baltimore Ravens would let Joe Flacco slip between their fingers. Then there are teams like the Arizona Cardinals who are still caught in their quarterback carousel even after sifting through the mess during the regular season. So, due to this hoarding of quarterbacks and lack of clear-cut starters, players like former Miami Dolphins part-time starter Matt Moore could be in high demand on the free agent market.
However, according to reports, Miami Dolphins 2012 starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and a couple of his teammates are trying to encourage Matt Moore towards staying with the team as backup quarterback. But with legitimate starting opportunities and better money for a quarterback of Matt Moore’s caliber elsewhere, it won’t be easy keeping Moore anchored to the Miami Dolphins, especially considering one of the team’s in the mix for help at quarterback next season.
Cleveland Browns’ new offensive coordinator Norv Turner has reportedly always held some level of interest in Matt Moore. Back in 2011, as the San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner had a key part in the Chargers’ pursuit of Matt Moore, but the quarterback landed in Miami. Although Matt Moore could have had an opportunity to backup Philip Rivers in San Diego, but he opted for some quarterback competition for the starting spot with less established starter had Henne.
Now, Matt Moore is in a similar situation, potentially facing-off in completion for starting job with Cleveland Browns seemingly failed franchise quarterback project Brandon Weeden (who’s future is still up in the air), if Moore heads onto the open market.
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