Free agent quarterback market and the Miami Dolphins
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins could go a little older and take one of a couple of Dallas Cowboys backups.
Cooper Rush is far from perfect but he isn’t a horrible option. Rush has been in the league since 2017. He doesn’t have a huge body of work to pull from. He has only 6 starts in his career and his completion percentage is only 59 but there is potential and at least a little experience.
Andy Dalton has been around a long time. He has led the Bengals and been forced to lead the Cowboys but there is still something in his game and should the Dolphins need to sit Tua for a week or two, Dalton might be the best option of them all.
In 2022, Dalton started 14 games for the Saints after a single season in Chicago the year before. Dalton is far removed from his double-digit win seasons with the Bengals but Miami shouldn’t be needing him for an entire year. They need a backup and while last year his role was as a starter, those days are gone barring injury. In fact, it was an injury that thrust him into that role last season.
He isn’t flashy and he makes mistakes but if Dalton can sling the ball downfield or rely on what should be a revamped rushing attack, he could be the serviceable backup that Miami needs.