With all the talk about when the time will be right for Ryan Tannehill to take the reigns of the Dolphins offense, I think it could be helpful to look at another team that was recently in a similar situation. A very similar situation.
In 2011, the Tennessee Titans introduced a first-time head coach (Mike Munchak), drafted a quarterback #8 overall (Jake Locker) and brought in a veteran QB (Matt Hasselbeck) in free agency.
It’s a reasonable question. When a team invests the eighth overall pick in a player, fans expect him to play.
And if Miami would have selected a wide receiver or a guard or a linebacker with their first round pick, you can almost be assured that he would be all but penciled in atop the depth chart.
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.
As far as the Dolphins go, they’ll be signing (or possibly trading for) a quarterback once they’re able to do so – this has been made clear by both GM Jeff Ireland and Head Coach Tony Sparano all summer.