With Peyton Manning now in Denver, Matt Flynn in Seattle and the No. 2 overall pick in the hands of the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins have turned to David Garrard -- who is 34 years old and did not play in the NFL last season -- to replace the departed Chad Henne as their starting quarterback.
Miami selected Henne in the second round of the 2008 draft with the hope he would restore the franchise's once-proud reputation, but the team finished with losing records in the two seasons he started 14 or more games and he sustained a season-ending shoulder injury last season.
Dolphins fans had already turned on Henne heading into the 2011 season, so it came as no surprise when he signed a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It remains to be seen, though, whether Garrard and his surgically-repaired back are even a short-term answer in Miami.
All of that means one of the big winners in the Manning sweepstakes could end up being Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill (Scouts Inc. grade: 93).
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