The Miami Dolphins have decided that back-up QB Tyler Thigpen is too valuable to risk losing to free agency. If there is a free agency. The team tendered the QB at an undisclosed level. Another team could sign him a restricted free agent and would give up the value of that tender whichever round draft pick it is associated with.
The Dolphins will have right of first refusal under the previous CBA.
This is a safety net tender for the Dolphins that will provide them a capable back-up in the event that there is no free agency and they are unable to secure players for next season in a timely manner.