By now, you might be tired of reading and/or hearing about what should be done to solve the Dolphins QB troubles. And, believe it or not, nothing can be done for at least another month when free agency opens in March. So, there will likely be more articles, more talk, and more speculation to come.
I have another take on the subject – basically, the Dolphins QB position is a really tough problem to solve and no solution comes with a satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
The Dolphins QB troubles have persisted since Dan Marino retired a long time ago – the number of years now actually equals the number he used to wear on his football jersey. The reality is the problem could persist for some time in the future. Many NFL teams are seeking a franchise QB, some not having one for a period of time longer than the Dolphins.
Jeff Ireland has a really tough job in choosing the next franchise QB. I guess that is why he gets paid the big bucks. Even given the money, I would not want to have his job. He will either be deemed a genius or an unemployed idiot – possibly second guessed for a long time.
The Dolphins have tried many roads to acquire a franchise QB. They have tried old free agent retreads like Daunte Culpepper and Trent Green. They have tried hot free agent commodities like Joey Harrington (once 3rd overall in the 2002 Draft) and A. J. Feeley. And, they have tried the draft selecting prospects like John Beck and Chad Henne. The only success was Chad Pennington, an old free agent retread, who only had a payoff for just one year.