Two quarterbacks are on the move Monday as trading season in the National Football League is well underway.
When Don Shula reminisces about Dan Marino’s rookie year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach says he needed to see only a few throws on the Miami Dolphins’ practice field to realize they had a franchise quarterback. Some 29 years later, with the Dolphins desperate for a long-term solution at the position, they have yet to declare that Ryan Tannehill can’t miss.
As the Denver Broncos celebrated the signing of Peyton Manning Tuesday, it was yet another reminder of the heartache Dolphins fans feel each time they are rejected by a high-profile player or coach.
With Miami out of the running in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Dolphins wasted no time in signing free agent quarterback David Garrard, according to Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
Peyton Manning chose Denver and Matt Flynn chose Seattle. That means the Miami Dolphins quarterback options are down to Tim Tebow, Matt Moore, and a draft full of quarterbacks not named Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin, III.
The once-proud Miami Dolphins franchise is in shambles after another high-profile swing and miss. The Dolphins first tried to acquire quarterback Peyton Manning, but missed. Now, free agent Matt Flynn has also told the Fins, thanks, but no thanks.
San Francisco 49ers free agent quarterback Alex Smith has wrapped up his meeting with the Miami Dolphins.
One day after meeting with the Miami Dolphins, Matt Flynn of the Green Bay Packers signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Just a few days after being told by Peyton Manning, “thanks, but no thanks,” the Miami Dolphins will welcome free agent quarterback Matt Flynn to the team’s facility Saturday and hope to convince him to sign before he leaves Miami.
Now that Peyton Manning is out of the picture; Matt Flynn seems to be the target of the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback desires. But even the chase of a former seventh-round draft pick seems to be blowing up in Miami’s face.