Sunday, February 24, 2013
Moore in demand?
By AJ Mass
As the San Francisco 49ers might be quick to tell you, having a Plan B at the quarterback position is essential in the current age of the NFL. Now perhaps not every team is going to strike gold the way the Niners did with Colin Kaepernick, but having somebody a bit more prepared to step under center than Joe Webb in Minnesota can clearly be the difference between making the Super Bowl and not.
That's why Matt Moore is expected to be in high demand over the next few weeks. Even though Moore barely got on the field in 2012, the fact that he can step in and lead a team for a few weeks without destroying their playoff hopes is probably worth a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract.
Moore told local reporters that his ideal situation would be a team that has a "shaky starting quarterback" and is a lot closer to his Southern California home. That certainly screams the Arizona Cardinals, but Bruce Arians has already said he's leaning to bringing in Drew Stanton, who he coached last season.
So, unless Moore is willing to bend a bit on geography, which would bring Minnesota, Cleveland, Buffalo and the New York Jets into play, he might not have a choice but to return to Miami - a team that would love to have him back, but one in which, barring an injury to Ryan Tannehill, he might again see little game action in 2013.