As things stand right now, it appears that the Miami Dolphins are preparing to have Chad Henne as their quarterback for the upcoming season but that hasn’t stopped speculation that the team may look to draft a quarterback at some point in the draft.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper weighed in on the situation during his media conference call this morning and pointed out that head coach Tony Sparano and general manager Jeff Ireland aren’t guaranteed to have the time that it would require to develop another quarterback. This news was provided by Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.
“They’ve got to decide right now, ‘Is Chad Henne the guy?’ and if not, are we going to draft a quarterback?” Kiper said Wednesday morning. “Then we’re going to wait a couple years before he’s effective. So, do you have a couple of years to wait if you’re that organization? I don’t think so.” “Is Henne the right guy? If he’s not, you may as well go out and be in the mix for a Kevin Kolb.”
We’ve already gone over the idea of the Dolphins entering the trade market for a quarterback and the problem for Miami is that they are without their second-round pick in this years draft. Kevin Kolb’s price tag is probably the highest of available quarterback so he is a longshot for Miami and Carson Palmer may require a first-round pick which isn’t something that the Dolphins appear willing to part with.
Henne seems like he is going to be under center to start the season but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Vince Young ending up in Miami. Tennessee will have to release him at some point unless a team scares themselves into making a rash decision and trades for him which isn’t very unlikely. Adding Young could take some pressure off of the teams running game which is an area that Miami is going to have to address at some point during the offseason. Young would be a good buy-low candidate that could payoff much more than Chad Henne.