Because David Garrard was always first in line when the Dolphins allowed reporters into OTAs (and the first day of minicamp), there became an assumption that he was the starter.
But incumbent Matt Moore had a turn Wednesday, and showed he’s got as much of a shot as any of the non-Ryan Tannehill (i.e. eventual starter) quarterbacks in camp.
“He’s done well,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said of Moore, according to Izzy Gould of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “He has a good feel for the game. I thought he did a good job in those situations today. …I thought he had a good day.
Moore’s not a flashy guy, but he’s gotten results. He was 6-2 as a relief pitcher in Carolina during the Jake Delhomme years. He blew a tire on a bad 2010 team there, but piloted a bad Dolphins club to a 6-6 record as the starter.
Because they drafted Tannehill when they did, he’s going to be the guy long-term.
But Moore is a confident guy with a leadership vibe that players follow (not unlike Delhomme back in the day), and he’s going to have a good shot to hang onto this job once the preseason rolls around.