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Dolphins Starting Matt Moore In Wildcard Game

Multiple reports have mentioned that Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is out for this weekend’s Wildcard game against the Steelers, which means Matt Moore will draw the start.

All indications have been that Tannehill wasn’t going to be able to suit up this weekend, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.

Tannehill is working his way back from an MCL and ACL sprain in his knee but the team has said that they will not jeopardize his long-term future by rushing back, which means Moore could very well finish out the season as the team’s starting quarterback.

Moore, 32, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State back in 2007. He spent three years in Carolina before signing on with the Dolphins in 2011.

Moore is currently in the first year of his two-year, $3.5 million contract that includes $2.25 million guaranteed.

In 2016, Moore has appeared in four games for the Dolphins and thrown for 721 yards while completing 63.2 percent of his passes to go along with eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

Tannehill, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his six-year, $95.272 million contract. that includes $45 million guaranteed.

Tannehill stands to make base salaries of $9.34 million and $17.975 million over the next two years.

In 2016, Tannehill has appeared in 13 games and thrown for 2,995 yards while completing 67.1 percent to go along with 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 out of 36 qualifying players.