Will Dolphins trade Matt Moore for Chad Henne?

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Matt Moore /

The Miami Dolphins are going to move on from quarterback Matt Moore and a familiar face may take his place. In fact the man Moore replaced may take his place.

The irony of the NFL is that you never can expect anything but the unexpected. Matt Moore joined the Dolphins seven years ago and took over for Chad Henne when he was injured in 2011. Moore earned team honors for leadership that year and many believed he had earned the right to start in 2012.

As the season concluded Chad Henne left in free agency and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars where has been since. Yes, he is still in the NFL. Moore was expected to be the starter for the Dolphins while Tannehill acclimated to the pro level.

Fans watched Moore and Tannehill get the news during an episode of Hard Knocks that Tannehill would be the starter. Moore bit his tongue and played the teammate role to perfection. He would step in when called upon.

When Moore’s contract was up the Dolphins asked him to take less money on a two-year deal. With an opportunity to go elsewhere and maybe start, Moore opted to stay in Miami. When that contract was up, Moore signed a one year deal.

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In 2016 Moore was again called upon to take the Dolphins reigns and lead them on a post-season charge. He did. Miami went to the playoffs but Moore couldn’t get the team past the first round. As the 2017 season began, Moore quietly stepped back into his back-up role. Then the ACL injury struck Tannehill again and Moore believed that he would get his chance.

He was wrong.

Miami had no faith in Moore. Adam Gase had no faith in Moore and signed Jay Cutler out of the broadcast booth to run the team. Moore, again, played the back-up role without a complaint. When called upon, Moore stepped up and did his best but his best wasn’t good enough and Cutler was back in as the starter.

Moore is now a free agent and it seems as though he want’s a change of scenery. He deserves one. He needs to go somewhere that he is at least appreciated. He will not get a starting job and he may not get anything but a chance to compete for a back-up but Moore simply deserves a little more.

As for Chad Henne, the Dolphins are rumored to seriously consider him to back-up Tannehill. A player who hasn’t thrown but three passes in a game since he left ahead of the 2012 season. If this is Miami’s “plan” they better find a new one.