Sun Sentinel Omar Kelly made a pretty bold tweet this afternoon about the Dolphins QB battle,
“It appears David Garrard is the man to beat for the starting QB spot. “
There had been rumblings that Garrard was the most impressive QB so far this offseason, that being said it is still very early in the QB battle and nothing is settled yet that is for sure. That being said with Ryan Tannehill being the developmental guy in Miami, Garrard winning the QB position would definitely put Matt Moore on the roster bubble.
Moore who battled all last year to impress many might be left with the short end of the stick. It would be a sad parting; however that is how the business of the NFL works. One day you’re the starter the next you could be struggling to find work.
Garrard was working as the teams starter at today’s OTA. Garrard has the most experience and success in the league which clearly gives him an advantage. Garrard also was a player that Ireland and Philbin brought in together which could speak to how they feel about him.
While like I noted it is still early, Garrard looks pretty good for a QB coming off a year of injuries. Right now Garrard does look like the favorite to start week 1. We shall see, Rome was not built in a day and the QB battle won’t be over in one. Reps will change every day, and as Philbin said today he plans on giving every guy a chance with every unit.
On a side note it also appears that Hard Knocks has already started it’s filming.