According to the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Dolphins are fielding calls about a possible trade for QB Matt Moore. Would the Dolphins be interested in moving the journeyman quarterback? Miami is starting rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill this season but trading Moore would leave an experienced backup in case something were to happen to Moore. David Garrard is currently recovering from knee surgery and is not prepared to start if the need arise. The only other quarterback on the roster for the Dolphins is Pat Devlin, with no NFL starting experience.
NFL insider Jason LaCanfora suggested on Twitter that the Dolphins will not keep four quarterbacks on their roster. LaCanfora reported via Twitter that David Garrard looked sharp in his first workout for the Dolphins. Prior to his injury, Garrard was impressive in camp for the Dolphins.
LaCanfora also reports via Twitter that the two teams which might have an interest in Matt Moore are the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. The quagmire regarding the quarterback situation in Arizona has been well documented. John Skelton was named the Cardinals starting quarterback on Friday. A move to acquire Matt Moore would signal that the Cardinals might have abandoned hope in Kevin Kolb.
The Packers could be looking for an experienced backup for Aaron Rodgers. Graham Harrell did look impressive in the Packers final preseason game completing 13 of 15 pass attempts and throwing for 223 yards and two scores. However, Harrell does not have any starting NFL experience.
The team which I think makes the most sense for Matt Moore is the Denver Broncos. Moore played under head coach John Fox in Carolina and the backup situation behind QB Peyton Manning is less than stellar. Rookie Brock Osweiler is not ready to start and veteran QB Caleb Haine did not impress last season when he replaced Jay Cutler for the Chicago Bears. Haine completed just 50% of his passes last season but accounted for 10 turnovers and just three touchdowns in limited action last year.
If Miami does trade Moore, they will simply add to their stash of draft picks for next year. The Dolphins have a draft selection in each round but additional second, third and seventh round selections.