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Report: Tannehill, others trying to get Matt Moore to stay in Miami


The conventional wisdom around the league right now is that teams looking for quarterback help in the offseason aren’t going to have much to choose from.

There’s no standouts coming out of college, no one’s sure what the 49ers and Seahawks will do with Alex Smith and Matt Flynn and there aren’t any clearcut starters headed for free agency other than Joe Flacco. Flacco’s not getting there, of course, which means that lesser names like Matt Moore could be in high demand due to the dearth of supply on the market.

Despite that, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Ryan Tannehill and others from the Dolphins have been reaching out to Moore to try to sell him on the idea of staying in Miami. Getting Moore to pass up at least a shot at a starting job will be no easy task, especially if Jackson is right about one of the teams that might have Moore on the radar.

Jackson writes that Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is a “big fan” of Moore, a theory that has some support in the Chargers’ 2011 pursuit of Moore before he wound up signing with the Dolphins. That scenario is very similar to this one as Moore passed on a chance to back up Philip Rivers so he could play behind a far less secure starter in Chad Henne.

With Brandon Weeden’s starting status anything but secure in Cleveland, Moore could wind up trying the same route he took last time he was on the open market.

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18 Responses to “Report: Tannehill, others trying to get Matt Moore to stay in Miami”
  1. rajbais says: Feb 17, 2013 5:18 PM

    That’s fine, but get WRs when you can.

  2. wannstache says: Feb 17, 2013 5:22 PM

    Why would he stay when he could be a starter elsewhere for bigger money? This guy was nothing but classy this year after he was never given a fair shot at starting in a new system. There was no way he was worse than Garrard! Why take less money to stay with a sinking ship? It will be at least a year or two till Ireland and Philbin mess things up so bad Ross HAS to fire them, too long to wait to get another chance. Go for it Matt. You’ve earned it. Go where they will treat you fairly.

  3. hsekl says: Feb 17, 2013 5:25 PM

    Of course Tannehill wants him to stay, there would be no threat to his starting job.

  4. vexey says: Feb 17, 2013 5:56 PM

    Matt was a class act here in Carolina, I hope he gets a shot somewhere

  5. thechronicjoker says: Feb 17, 2013 6:46 PM

    Does the name Bernie Kosar ring a bell and who he backed up in Miami. Stay put Matt. There is no guarantees in the NFL

  6. revischrist16 says: Feb 17, 2013 7:08 PM

    Obviously the Dolphins want him to stay. If he stays, then the Jets are stuck with Sanchez or a rookie, and that is a guaranteed 2 wins for Miami.

  7. omikeyboy says: Feb 17, 2013 7:10 PM

    He’s a class act, and a good team player. He deserves whatever makes him happy.

  8. phinfan says: Feb 17, 2013 7:14 PM

    Classy guy! I wanted him to win that starting job this year but Tannehill just played outta his mind. As far as his career goes – I hope he lands a starting job. Like I said ; class act!

  9. finfanjim says: Feb 17, 2013 7:22 PM

    I like Matt Moore a lot. If he doesn’t stay in Miami, I’d love to see him start and thrive for a coach like Norv Turner…

  10. chattanola says: Feb 17, 2013 8:38 PM

    I don’t understand the motivation of his teammates to encourage him to remain on a team where he is a backup, especially the Maimi Dolphins.

  11. idealisticapathetic says: Feb 18, 2013 7:31 AM

    the real question is would he prefer to be 6-10 as a backup or 6-10 as a starter?

    (fart noise) to both miami golfins and cleveland steamers.

  12. hehateme2 says: Feb 18, 2013 7:32 AM

    chattanola says:Feb 17, 2013 8:38 PM

    I don’t understand the motivation of his teammates to encourage him to remain on a team where he is a backup, especially the Maimi Dolphins

    Dumb comment… just dumb. Many franchises will look to keep their backups. Check your spelling next time too.

  13. thelastpieceofcheese says: Feb 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    Dolphins should franchise tag him so he doesn’t go anywhere.

  14. allenjaymosley says: Feb 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    Matt Moore won’t be a starter in Miami or Cleveland. It would be insanity to keep him. Make Pat Devlin the backup to Ryan Tannehill already.

  15. CKL says: Feb 18, 2013 11:27 AM

    Moore is one of the NFL’s good guys. I hope he does get a chance to start somewhere.

  16. captcrunch5019 says: Feb 18, 2013 11:34 AM

    Love to keep Matt but he is expendable. Devlin can back up and a new project QB can be picked up from the draft…

  17. buffalobills716 says: Feb 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    So that he warm the bench behind u?

  18. jerrygray721 says: Mar 2, 2013 10:45 PM

    matt moore is a good qb and a good guy i would like him to stay he would be the fins best option should tannyhill go down

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