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08:00 AM ET 01.14 | Matt Moore's days in a Miami uniform may be over after completing 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards on the season. [Moore] would love to find a team where he can compete to start and has relayed to the Dolphins that he is going to test the free agent market, barring an incredible offer from Miami. The Dolphins told Moore they want to keep him but have never given him a firm offer. If the Dolphins lose Moore, their free agent backup quarterback options include Jason Campbell, Brady Quinn, Tarvaris Jackson, Drew Stanton, Rex Grossman, Matt Leinart, Charlie Batch, Brian Hoyer and Bruce Gradkowski. Third-stringer Pat Devlin, a favorite of Joe Philbin, also could compete for the No. 2 job if Moore bolts.

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January 14, 2013  08:04 AM ET

He will have plenty of suitors...

January 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Rex Grossman?

I guess Vinnie Testaverde finally got Caller ID.

January 14, 2013  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He will have plenty of suitors...

But the teams for which he can start are few. good teams? none.

January 14, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Good for him. At least he'll have a shot a playing somewhere else.

January 14, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Well at least the Team that get him will have an Injury free Quarterback!!!! Arizona should jump on this guy before Kanas City!!!!

January 14, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But the teams for which he can start are few. good teams? none.

Which is why - after "testing" the waters, he will find out that he is considered a solid #2.

Once that settles in, he should have some excellent choices.

January 14, 2013  09:19 AM ET

He would be a solid option for any team looking for a backup QB.

January 14, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Moore is a backup. If he gets a chance to compete somewhere else, that fact will be confirmed.

January 14, 2013  10:37 AM ET

Why does the NFL continue to recycle the same old garbage backup QBs? He's the type of guy you "think" you want as a backup then he makes you scream when he does play as a starter..trust me, we saw this play out in Carolina.

January 14, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Why does the NFL continue to recycle the same old garbage backup QBs? He's the type of guy you "think" you want as a backup then he makes you scream when he does play as a starter..trust me, we saw this play out in Carolina.

They continue to do that because it's smart. We forget that NFL QB is one of the hardest jobs on the planet and that very few people are capable of it. When you find someone who you can trust to go out there and at least manage a game without hurting your chances, you go with him as your backup. You're right, it can backfire, but coaches have enough ulcer issues without having to put a green QB in when their top dog gets hurt.

January 14, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well at least the Team that get him will have an Injury free Quarterback!!!! Arizona should jump on this guy before Kanas City!!!!

Oakland should go after Moore. Palmer's done.

January 14, 2013  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He will have plenty of suitors...

Or should, anyway.

January 14, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

They continue to do that because it's smart. We forget that NFL QB is one of the hardest jobs on the planet and that very few people are capable of it. When you find someone who you can trust to go out there and at least manage a game without hurting your chances, you go with him as your backup. You're right, it can backfire, but coaches have enough ulcer issues without having to put a green QB in when their top dog gets hurt.

This is the same old usual approach that rarely pans out..when is the last time a backup was good enough to REALLY win? Mark Rypien? Jeff Hostetler? I guess you could say Tom Brady but thats my point...cant just settle for "a guy" as a backup bc if he DOES have to play, you're screwed. I like how Harbaugh got Cap for his backup and even BAL has Tyrod Taylor as a backup. I applaud those coaches (brothers, ironically) for their decisions to go away from the "norm"...too many teams have been done in by a bad backup (ie. 2012 Bears)

January 14, 2013  01:50 PM ET

Not a bad gig being a backup QB. Isn't that the most popular player when your starting QB is struggling?

January 14, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Not a bad gig being a backup QB. Isn't that the most popular player when your starting QB is struggling?

The Football 101 threads pop up when you click the red x.

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January 15, 2013  01:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

"In the NFL, you're often only as good as your backup QB.".
Jerry Angelo

Fixed and how true

January 15, 2013  01:24 AM ET

What about the Jets or Jacksonville. Yes he's a great back-up like Shaun King just there are a few teams that still start back-ups

January 15, 2013  02:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

In the NFL, you're often only as good as your backup QB...
Scott Pioli

oh I could do this all night

 
January 15, 2013  02:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

In the NFL, you're often only as good as your backup QB...
Bill Polian

Hahahaha

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