The Miami Dolphins made a mistake when they drafted Pat White in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL draft. Had they taken the QB in round 3 or later, it still would have been a mistake. Earlier, head coach Tony Sparano answered some questions regarding the QB and to date, made the strongest indication to spell White’s future.
In the first pre-season game, White was relegated to mop up duty late in the 4th quarter. When I say mop up I mean he handed off twice and took a knee. Against Jacksonville, he wasn’t even given that amount of playing time. With the 3rd pre-season game a weekend away, Sparano told reporters that White would not see playing time. Instead, that time would be given to Chad Henne, Tyler Thigpen, and Chad Pennington.
So where does that leave White? Sparano also said that he will only carry 3 QB’s into the season. One of them will be gone and with White receiving no playing time, two things become obvious. One, the Dolphins have no intention on keeping him, and two, they may fear that playing him could lead to another injury and make any remote trade possibility, zero.
White is all but officially done in Miami. If and when the Dolphins get rid of him, it will be yet another 2nd round failure for the Phins dating back to the days of Dave Wannstedt. It was last year that the Dolphins shipped fellow 2nd round pick John Beck out of south Florida. With so much focus on the offensive improvements this year, it’s no surprise that White is finding it difficult to see practice time let a lone playing time. Now the only “time” White stands to see comes with “only a matter of” in front of it.