The Dolphins planned on naming their starting quarterback before their third preseason game.
That plan might be changing after the team’s first two preseason outings. Coach Joe Philbin didn’t tip his cap during a Sunday press conference about whether Matt Moore or Ryan Tannehill was leading the competition, saying that he was pleased neither man turned the ball over against Carolina but that he wants to see better play from both of them. Philbin also said the evaluation process might mean more time before a final decision is made.
“It could be,” Philbin said, via Izzy Gould of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We’re in a process right now. We watched the game, obviously. We discussed the game, obviously. … We may have a decision soon, or we may play it out another week. That’s still up in the air. We certainly haven’t come to any decision on that right now.”
Tannehill was 11-of-23 for 100 yards as the starter against the Panthers on Friday and Moore was 5-of-15 for 57 yards while playing with the reserves. No matter who gets the job, the Dolphins are going to have a rough season if the subpar defensive performance against the Panthers turns into a regular happening this season.