The Miami Dolphins seemed like the perfect fit for Matt Flynn seeing as he’s spent plenty of time working with Joe Philbin while in Green Bay but the team ultimately chose to refrain from meeting his asking price and now he’ll be playing in Seattle for the foreseeable future.
So, what’s next for the Dolphins.
Alex Smith met with the team today but Matt Maiocco of the CSN Bay Area reports that sources have informed him that the Dolphins are not expected to offer him a contract. Smith finds himself in a precarious situation after turning down a reasonable three-year deal worth $24 million from the 49ers.
David Garrard will visit with the team later in the week so he could be an option but you’d have to think that a 34 year old quarterback coming off of a back injury isn’t going to be their best option.
Matt Moore is currently under contract for a reasonable price and was able to put together a respectable season for them so I’m sure they’re comfortable keeping him in the mix.
As we mentioned earlier, it’s seems like the Dolphins are ready to address the position in the draft and the most likely target is Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill. Miami would have to be willing to use their #8 overall pick on him but at this point he could very well be their best available option. Mike Sherman coached him in college and he has the physical tools to be a decent quarterback. The only concern with him is the amount of playing he’s had at the position. Miami would have to consider him a developmental prospect which is why it would make sense to keep Moore available.
Other players that they could target in the draft would include: Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler or Kirk Cousins.