Miami Dolphins: Any Quarterback This Season Will Just Be a Placeholder

Thomas Galicia@thomasgaliciaContributor IIOctober 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 2:   Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of Miami Dolphins lies on the ground with an injury against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of their NFL Game on October 2, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San DIego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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According to the Miami Herald's Dolphins' Beat Writer Jeff Darlington, Chad Henne suffered a separated left shoulder Sunday afternoon against the Chargers

While Henne has said he'd like to continue to play, this wouldn't be a wise move on his part. 

The reality for the Dolphins is that regardless of who the Dolphins' quarterback is, it is looking more and more each day like Miami's starting quarterback in 2012 will either be Stanford's Andrew Luck or Oklahoma's Landry Jones. 

Matt Moore would likely start for Miami if Henne isn't able to, and while he performed admirably on Sunday in keeping Miami in a game they had no business being in, he obviously isn't the long term answer. 

The Dolphins also worked out both David Garrard and former Panthers QB Jake Delhomme today, however, they were not able to come to an agreement on a contract. 

Either way, whomever is quarterback is only holding a place, and the wrong decision (Garrard) could wind up costing them either Luck or Jones. 

When I say that Garrard is the wrong decision, I mean that in the sense that he could win some games for the Dolphins. The last thing Miami needs right now is to screw themselves out of a top five pick and the chance to draft one of the two potential franchise quarterbacks that are possibly available in the 2012 draft. 

It's disappointing for me to say this, but Miami needs to bottom out. I know you could look at me as not supporting my team, however, sometimes you need to completely bottom out before you can go shooting to the top again. 

It is because I'm a Miami Dolphins fan that I feel this way. It might mean suffering now, but the team will be better off in the next decade. 


Thomas Galicia is a Miami Dolphins Featured Columnist who also writes about music, movies, the Miami Heat whenever this stupid lockout ends (and he's praying it's soon), the Chicago Cubs and the WWE. He also knows that most of you will disagree with him on this subject. That's what the comments are for, tell him he's wrong, or if you agree with him, tell him he's right. Then visit and follow him on twitter, @thomasgalicia.