Miami Dolphins to sign quarterback Brock Osweiler

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Brock Osweiler
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Brock Osweiler /

The Miami Dolphins had a big hole on their roster behind starter Ryan Tannehill and it now appears that the Dolphins are filling that hole.

Miami Dolphins head coach knows quarterback Brock Osweiler and now he will get to know him so more. is reporting that the former Denver Bronco signal caller will be signing with Miami.

Depending on this contract, the move is smart for a team who has question marks about its starting QB. Ryan Tannehill is being talked up quite a bit in regards to his return to the field since injuring his knee against Arizona in 2016. He opted to not have surgery and re-injured the knee in training camp last year. Miami needed to find a quarterback who could step in and play if Tannehill got hurt.

That someone is Osweiler and frankly, if the deal is a good low cost hit to the cap, then I like the move.

Osweiler hasn’t been anything special in the NFL but he has started and he has won some games. In his career Osweiler is 13-12 overall and didn’t win a game last season. The Broncos moved on from Osweiler who was traded to the Texans in 2016. That lasted a year and he rejoined the Broncos.

While Osweiler is no longer considered a starting quarterback, if he ever was, he can clean up a game if needed and he can provide depth to a roster that lacks a veteran QB to sit behind Tannehill. If he has to play a couple of games he should be fine. Can’t be worse than Jay Cutler.

Of course the question on many fans’ minds is whether or not this signing will eliminate the chances of Miami making a move in the draft for a quarterback. Especially a first round QB. The answer isn’t known but it should be a no.

Miami has no guarantees that they will be able to draft a quarterback and with David Fales and Brandon Doughty the only back-ups Miami has, the move makes sense given the lack of quality available on the open market.

In other Dolphins related news, Miami has officially signed RB Frank Gore and are bringing back OT/G Sam Young. Young started six games for the Dolphins last season and got better towards the end of the year.