|Garrard leading Dolphins' QB race -- Fri Aug 3 6:50 pm --|
Tannehill, Moore fighting for backup role?
|Publicly, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says the Dolphins' quarterback competition is wide open. He noted recently that David Garrard and Matt Moore's practice stats are nearly identical. Privately, Peter King of Sports Illustrated hears that Garrard has been the most impressive in camp. This matches up with what King saw at Dolphins practice. Garrard reportedly shined on the day King was in attendance. (King thought Garrard was more impressive than Peyton Manning's practice in Denver.) We also saw where Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero wrote that he believes Ryan Tannehill and Moore are essentially battling to be Garrard's backup. It feels a little early to say that, but Garrard looks like the leader in the clubhouse. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Preseason game action will certainly provide a little more clarity as to who will open the season as Miami's starting quarterback, but Garrard appears to be a very safe bet right now. That said, he'll be in tough to post impressive or even mediocre fantasy numbers with a less than adequate receiving corps.