NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins to Sign Former Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore

Jason Clary@IamJClaryCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2011

ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 31: Matt Moore #3 of the Carolina Panthers passes against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 31, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Rams beat the Panthers 20-10.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Here's a name you didn't expect to hear, Matt Moore.

After several days of frustrating talk about Kyle Orton coming to Miami, Kyle Orton awkwardly attending Broncos training camp and Kyle Orton now set to be the Broncos starter (in his own words), the Miami Dolphins seem to have grown tired of the Broncos charade.

According to, Moore is set to sign a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins in the near future, seemingly breaking off all trade talks between the Dolphins and Broncos.

It was reported that Denver wanted Kevin Kolb-like compensation for Orton, while Miami was only set to offer compensation parallel to the Donovan McNabb deal (several late-round picks).

It is interesting that the Broncos seemed so willing to give up Orton, considering his success last season. Orton's 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions were about the only bright spot on a disappointing 2010 campaign for the Broncos.

Matt Moore's 2010 season wasn't any better. The 2010 Carolina Panthers team was plagued by injuries and lack of structure. That struggle was apparent when both Moore and Jimmy Clausen couldn't seem to get the offense on track.

Although Moore had an indistinguishable 2010 season, Miami can only hope that he returns to his 2009 form, when his quarterback rating was well into the 90's.

Although this is only a rumor so far, its seems like this deal is set to happen. There have already been reported terms for the contract, which would be two years in length with a salary that could reach $7.5 million with on-field incentives.

Moore would be battling Chad Henne and newly-signed UDFA Pat Devlin out of Delaware.