Miami Dolphins: Latest News and Opinions on 'Phins QB Competition
The heated battle for the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback role will only get hotter as the team enters training camp at the end of July.
Only time will tell who will emerge as the leader of the offense, but here's a look at the most recent news on the Dolphins' quarterback race.
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Garrard is a former Pro Bowl quarterback and accurate passer who boasts a 61.6 career completion percentage.
His 85.8 QB rating over the course of his nine-year career ranks him 22nd all-time among quarterbacks.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Garrard has worked with the first team at just about every single one of the Dolphins preseason workouts thus far.
Critics give Garrard the slight edge due to his familiarity with a west-coast style offense.
He has an innate ability to read the defense and get the ball out of his hand quickly—two critical aspects to properly running this new offensive scheme.
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After taking the reigns, he led the team to a complete turnaround, going 6-6 to finish off the season after a rough 0-4 start.
Moore, who was honored as the 2011 Dan Marino Most Valuable Player for his stellar play, believes his skill set will be an excellent fit in the Dolphins' new offensive design.
Now that Sparano is gone and the coaching staff has a whole new look and philosophy, he will have to prove himself all over again if he hopes to work his way back into a starting role.
Despite all of the talk about David Garrard's emergence as an early favorite for the position, Philbin has also voiced his pleasure with Matt Moore's performance and ability to pick up the new system.
It will ultimately be a dual between the two veteran quarterbacks as the team enters training camp later this month.
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Heath Evans of the NFL Network believes that Tannehill is quite possibly the best of the rookie quarterbacks taken in this year's draft, with a great foundation for coach Joe Philbin to build on.
Tannehill joins the Dolphins with previous knowledge of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman's playbook—something that should help make his transition to the NFL a bit smoother.
Despite this advantage, it is still likely that Tannehill will begin the season as the third quarterback on the depth chart, according to NFL writer Dan Hanzus.
Until he proves that he can minimize mistakes and enhance his decision-making process in the pocket, Tannehill will be forced to sit back and learn from the veterans in front of him.
This isn't to worry Dolphin fans, however, because Ryan Tannehill will be ready to assume his position under center sometime within the next two years.