A look at the quarterbacks the Miami Dolphins could have had since 2001

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 4: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 4: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill /
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When the Miami Dolphins were on the clock in 2001 the selection should have been Drew Brees. Drafting Brees would have changed the entire future of the Miami Dolphins. Instead they drafted Jamar Fletcher.

Since 2001 the Dolphins have gone through a lot of changes especially at quarterback where they have been unable to solve the position. Ryan Tannehill is the closest quarterback to a franchise player at the position since Dan Marino left in retirement.

While Miami has traded for their share of signal callers and added a few in free agency the list of QB’s they could have had is a laundry list that isn’t as bad as it would seem. Sure they missed on Drew Brees and to this day it still stings but the options through the years are fewer than one might expect. In fact, without trading up in most cases, the Dolphins really have not been in position to draft a player that is a marquee elite quarterback. In fact, for the most part, none have been better than Ryan Tannehill. A few exceptions but not many.

Drew Brees

Miami had not one but two chances at Drew Brees and the fact Nick Saban chose Daunte Culpepper over him stings nearly as much as Saban leaving for Alabama but Saban also could have had another quarterback we will get to later.

Brees has won a Super Bowl and has empowered a franchise and a city. Miami has just thrown out  a retread in an attempt to solve the position.