The quarterback depth chart is a little more clear in Miami. Ahead of Matt Moore and the first rounder Ryan Tannehill, David Garrard is listed as the Dolphins’ first-team quarterback.
According to first-year coach Joe Philbin, the quarterback battle is a ‘fluid situation’ and that there’s no guarantee that Garrard will get the start in the preseason opener Friday against Tampa Bay.
Moore started the last 12 games for Miami in the 2011 season, earning a 97.8 passer rating, going 6-3 in the last nine weeks. But the ex-Jaguars veteran who sat out last season due to back surgery has outplayed Moore in training camp thus far.
Garrard commented on the subject after the team’s scrimmage on Saturday:
“I just come out and go to work every day. Until I’m told anything, I’m just going to keep working. I haven’t been told anything, I haven’t been leaked anything, nobody has come to me. I’m just going to keep working and let it play out and hopefully my game shows up.”
“I know when we came in here, there was a lot of talk about the quarterback position and all the angst, and rightfully so, but I feel very confident that it will not be a weakness on this football team,” said offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. “I think it will be one of our strengths when we get done with this thing.”