Matt Moore has a great deal of value to the Dolphins. The Dolphins are forutnate enough to have Matt, who could’ve walked away in the offseason but who chose to stay in South Florida, and he has been instrumental in the development of Ryan Tannehill. With the record rate that Tannehill has been sacked this season, it’s a positive thing to know that Matt Moore is there in the event the unthinkable happens, but recently Matt’s value may have risen beyond simply that. Matt Moore might just be the most valuable trade chip on this Dolphins team.
Think about this: How many teams have either lost a starting quarterback recently, or have lost faith in their existing starter? Teams like Chicago, St Louis, Cleveland and Houston all have lost their starting quarterback. Teams such as Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Minnesota still do not appear to have one. That is nearly one quarter of the league that may be targeting a QB before the trade deadline next week, which could potentially turn this into a sellers market for the Dolphins.
What could the Dolphins see in return? While Miami may have overpaid in the past for quarterbacks such as AJ Feeley with a second round pick, that might be a reach. With this many teams in need of quarterback help, it is possible that a conditional pick be attached. Teams with losing records and little hope, however, may hesitate at a second round pick as it should be one that occurs within the first 10 picks of the second round. Personally, I believe the Dolphins should only pull the trigger for something that could help now, such as offensive line help or possible help in the secondary.
Who do you see as the most valuable Dolphin in the trade market? Feel free to leave comments with your thoughts on that, or who Miami should trade Moore for in the comments below.