The quarterback market is such that Matt Moore was one of the, if not the top name in it.
That’s why it struck some as odd he’d stay as the backup in Miami rather than pursue a chance to start elsewhere.
Now we know part of it, as Jeff Darlington of NFL.com points out the contract Moore agreed to this morning is a two-year deal worth $8 million.
Those are premium dollars for a backup, and he might not have gotten the same kind of money for a chance to compete for a starting job with a bad team.
So in the end, Moore took the bird in hand (a bird which isn’t burdened with state income tax) rather than try for a starting job that he’d have had to fight for.