The most important position in football is quarterback. You can try and argue with me about it, but I won’t change my mind. It is all about the QB. Last week, I took a look at five quarterbacks that could be on the move in the weeks ahead: Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Marc Bulger, and Tyler Thigpen. Today, it’s time to breakdown five more names that may be of interest to Dolphins fans…
Vince Young (Tennessee): While Young is still under contract with the Titans, there doesn’t seem to be any doubt that he will eventually be let go. I understand fan excitement over VY and I suppose I see him as a high risk/high reward kind of guy. He has a history of being unhappy and it would be tough to bring in a guy that could fracture the locker room. That said, his athleticism cannot be overlooked. I doubt that the Dolphins go this direction but if they do, it will sure be interesting to watch.
Kyle Orton (Denver): Another under contract player, the Broncos are expected to listen to trade offers for Orton thanks to the widespread belief that new coach John Fox will go with Tim Tebow as his starter. With Tebow playing a high-impact brand of quarterback, though, I’m not sure Denver will feel desperate to make a deal and so they may wait for the right offer to come along. Orton’s name is mentioned a ton by Dolphins fans and I’m not entirely sure how much different he would be than Chad Henne. Would you give up a couple draft picks for him?
Matt Hasselbeck (Seattle): The veteran free agent seems almost assured to play 2011 in one of two places: back in Seattle or in Tennessee. The Titans’ coaching staff is filled with former Seahawk staffers and if and when he signs with the Titans, there will be little surprise. Like Bulger, Hasselbeck intrigues me in the sense that I think he is a nice safety blanket behind Henne, but again, it sounds like he’ll either return to the Hawks or head to the Music City.
Terrelle Pryor (Supplemental Draft/Ohio State): A unique case in this group, Pryor is not yet in the NFL. If the Dolphins or any other team wish to acquire him, they’ll have to submit a bid in the supplemental draft, which will probably be held in the next couple of weeks. I imagine the highest he’ll end up going is in the fourth round and I doubt the Fins would submit a bid any higher than a sixth or seventh rounder, if that. You’ve got to figure Pryor is a long-term project, not an answer, and I’m not sure that’s what Miami is looking for.
Matt Moore (Carolina): A free agent possibility, Moore has made just 13 starts in his first four NFL seasons, throwing 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions during his limited playing time (including five touchdowns and 10 interceptions last year). After assembling very decent stats in seven games (five starts) in 2009, Moore struggled last season during the Panthers’ miserable 2-14 campaign. I’m not entirely sure what any team would get in him, but he might be an interesting kind of guy to bring in and try out–if the price is right.
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