The New York Jets can cross another potential quarterback off their wish list. It is being reported this morning that the Miami Dolphins have re-signed quarterback Matt Moore, Jeff Darlington reports on Twitter. Moore had been linked in several rumors as a quarterback the New York Jets might bring in in order to challenge Mark Sanchez for the starting job.
Darlington tweeted, “Dolphins get another one done: QB Matt Moore is sticking around. He has signed a deal to stay with Miami as Tannehill’s backup, source says.” No details have been announced yet as the contract.
Moore is regarded as a solid backup quarterback and a spot starter. He wasn’t a top echelon quarterback but would have been a solid addition for a team needing a quality backup. The move gives the Dolphins an insurance policy in case something were to happen to starter Ryan Tannehill as Moore has limited starting experience. The move also signifies that the free agent quarterback market just got even thinner than it already was prior to the start of free agency next week.
The Dolphins are poised to be big players in the free agency market next week and have already begun finishing deals with current players heading into free agency. On Thursday, the Dolphins agreed to a five year deal with wide receiver Brian Hartline.