Miami Dolphins have officially signed former Carolina Panthers quarter back Matt Moore in a two year deal. His arrival would create competition for the quarterback position in Miami, as the side was unable to capture Kyle Orton from Denver Broncos.
The 26-year old hasn’t been a starter for the Panthers and has always been a backup. This means that Miami are still in the hunt for a new quarterback. On the situation of Orton, Miami player Chad Henne stated that owing to some “circumstances”, Dolphins would not be able to sign Kyle Orton from Denver. Reports suggest that the reason behind the failure of the Orton deal is contract negotiations and not the draft-pick compensation. Orton, however, may still be moving to another team, according to reports.
Matt Moore, according to his agent, is delighted to have signed for Miami Dolphins and was excited to be part of the outfit.
"He's ecstatic about playing in Miami. He feels like he can go in there and compete for the starting job. In fact, they made that reference up front. They said, ‘Look, we need you to come in, and we need you to compete at the highest level.' would be considered the starter, no doubt about that, but Matt has every opportunity through camp to prove himself," stated agent Joe Aloisi.
The player was seen giving the medical on Friday in Miami to make the deal official. Following the ending of the NFL lockout on Monday, Friday was the first day on which free agents could sign with teams. Moore will work under Quarter back coach Karl Dorrell and would team up with newly signed running back Reggie Bush.
"We started negotiating real hard on Thursday evening. It was clear they were not going with the Kyle Orton thing and were concentrated on Matt," stated Aloisi on the Orton transfer saga.
Matt Moore has a lot to prove with the Dolphins as his previous season was filled with injuries. The player spent four constructive seasons with the Carolina Panthers but owing to his shoulder injury he suffered in week nine, Moore managed just 6 games in the season. He managed five touchdowns, 10 interceptions and gained 857 yards before the shoulder concern, which took a surgery to repair.
"He wants to go back to work. He wants to do his craft, and that's being a quarterback in the NF," added the player’s agent.