There’s officially a new horse in the race to backup Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins announced the signing of Brady Quinn on Tuesday morning, confirming reports that the former Browns first-round pick will be attempting to continue his playing career shortly after being hired to call games for FOX this season. Quinn will join Matt Moore and Seth Lobato on the reserve rungs of the depth chart on the same day that coach Joe Philbin was unwilling to call Moore Tannehill’s backup.
“We’re not really at that stage,” Philbin said, via the Miami Herald. “We’re still in a competitive mode.”
Philbin said that before Quinn’s arrival was known and the veteran will likely be a big part of keeping things competitive since Lobato profiles as a developmental prospect.
The Dolphins also announced that they waived quarterback Pat Devlin with an injury. Devlin has been battling a hamstring injury and could revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed or fails to reach an injury settlement after spending the last two seasons as the third quarterback in Miami.