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Miami Dolphins fans should feel good about their team's commitment to developing rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Spending another year with journeyman quarterback Matt Moore would have been a waste.
The Dolphins are unlikely to make any sort of playoff run this season. However, by committing to a rebuilding year, they can lay the foundation for a better future.
They have done this by drafting a young quarterback in the first round and surrounding him with other young offensive players, choosing to start fresh without veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
In the short term, Dolphins fans can look forward to playing spoiler like they did in Week 17 last season.
Both the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are likely to be on the wild-card bubble. If the Dolphins can pull out victories against either of those two teams (or against the New England Patriots), they will impact the AFC playoff picture.
Miami fans have had the misfortune of watching 17 different starting quarterbacks since the departure of Dan Marino. They should be happy with any result this season if it means developing Tannehill into their quarterback of the future.