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NFL News and Rumors: Colin Kaepernick to Miami Dolphins?

Updated on August 4, 2017
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Matt Moore the Answer?

With no timetable for the 29-year-old to return, Matt Moore is now scheduled to start week 1 against Tampa Bay, but for a team with hopes of making the playoffs this season, a search has begun to find a suitable backup.

Several names have been thrown around on social media with veteran Jay Cutler being the most popular. The former Chicago Bears signal caller and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase have a history when the two worked together in Chicago. In fact, it was one of the best years in Cutler's career as he finished the season with 25 touchdown passes and just 11 interceptions.

The issue is now age and injuries as the 34-year-old managed just five games last year in the 'windy city'. The veteran has already signed on for work covering the NFL for Fox Sports and his desire to play isn't likely at the highest level.

Another name on the teams radar and a better option at this point of time is former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The 29-year-old fell out of favor in the bay area with his poor play and his off field decisions, but much of the troubles came from a poor offensive line and one of the worst groups of wide receivers in the league.

Kapernick has guided a team to the playoffs and has the mobility Miami would love under center. Josina Anderson of ESPN has suggested on her twitter account that the two sides could come together in the coming days and add the veteran as an insurance policy for the upcoming football season.



Long Term Options?

While Tannehill had the starting gig, reports had the veteran on the hot seat entering this season. If the coaching staff decides to go in a new direction, using the 2018 players draft could be the answer.

Next year has a solid group of young talent ready to take their game to the next level. This team will likely have a top-10 pick, meaning Jarrett Stidham of Auburn or Josh Rosen of UCLA could begin their professional football careers in South Beach.

Stidham has terrific arm strength and above average accuracy, both assets will serve him well in the Dolphins offensive scheme. Rosen is a top-5 talent, but health issues have hurt his stock over the last twelve months.

Both of these young men would be an upgrade at the position, but the hope would be they could sit and learn for a year and not be thrown straight into the fire. If that 's the case, Moore would be the main man again next season and this team would likely not challenge for a spot in the AFC playoffs for at least a couple more seasons.

Final Opinion

While making a decision is imperative, it seems this franchise has taken another step backwards and needs to think about the future. Cutler and Kaepernick are both serviceable short-term options, but this team needs a new direction.

The best move forward is taking a youngster next April and build a strong foundation in which he can succeed. More of these young players will be known after the upcoming college football season, but a change is necessary for the Miami Dolphins to become regular contenders in the NFL and have any shot at making a Super Bowl appearance in the next decade.

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