They say the backup quarterback is the most popular player on a football team. Well if Ryan Tannehill hits any bumps in this upcoming season (his 5th) Matt Moore’s popularity could hit a level like we’ve never seen before.
News broke late Tuesday that Moore would return to the Dolphins for another stint as the backup to Tannehill. This time signing a 2 year deal worth around $3.5 million.
Agent Lynn Lashbrook says Matt Moore has agreed to a 2-yr deal to stay with the Dolphins. "He likes Miami; he and Ryan get along great."
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 15, 2016
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) March 15, 2016
Moore has made $6.6 million in the last two years as a backup. I can’t say whether it’s money well spent or not simply because he hasn’t played much. He could be arguably one of if not the best backup in the league.
From Barry Jackson
Moore, 31, has started 12 games for Miami, with 17 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, and a 59.9 percent completion percentage and 84.9 passer rating. He appeared in only one game last season and threw one pass, completing it for 14 yards.
New coach Adam Gase is charged with trying to bring the best out of Ryan Tannehill this upcoming season. If he stumbles out the gate, fans will be chanting for Matt Moore, and we’ll then see if the money he’s being paid is well worth it.