Monday, January 28, 2013
Miami drafting another QB?
By Tim Kavanagh
Sometimes in life, it's best to turn to old friends in times of need, such as Jake "The Snake" Roberts did in battling his personal demons, enlisting the help of Diamond Dallas Page. And so it is with NFL legend Dan Marino offering his advice to his former employers, the Miami Dolphins.
In comments to folks gathered for a charity benefit recently, Marino offered his take that drafting another QB in this year's event would not be a bad idea. "I don't know if the Dolphins are going do that," Marino noted of drafting a quarterback, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "But you do have to look at the way the league is now, there's injuries and you do have to have solid players and solid people at each position, especially at quarterback, if something happens to your starter."
Behind starter Ryan Tannehill in 2012 were Matt Moore and Pat Devlin. As Tannehill gets set for his second NFL campaign, Moore will likely be gone -- he's an impending unrestricted free agent -- and Devlin doesn't appear to be fit for the job of a No. 2 QB at the NFL level right now. It's possible that the Dolphins will sign a veteran passer in free agency this March, but even if they do, there's a chance they draft another in April and bid Devlin adieu later this summer.
While this year's class of QBs hasn't inspired as much awe as last year's group, that doesn't mean that one of them couldn't be a nice fit in this position. Tannehill is going to be the starter, so the player drafted would be able to develop at his own pace, and potentially get work if Tannehill suffers an injury at some point.