Matt Moore Agrees to Join Miami Dolphins
According to The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress, former Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore has agreed to a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
This move comes as a bit of a surprise, as we’ve heard talk all week long with regards to a potential trade that would’ve sent Broncos QB Kyle Orton to South Beach.
Instead, The ‘Fins opt for Moore, who spent the first three years of his pro career with the Panthers after going undrafted in 2007.
After being named the starter prior to last season, Moore battled injuries and inconsistent play while being in-and-out of the lineup. He was put on injured reserve after injuring his shoulder in week nine.
The move seems like a low-risk, high-reward pick-up for Miami, who can’t be too impressed by what they saw from the young Chad Henne last season. If healthy, Moore appears to have a higher ceiling.
Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Moore doesn’t come in as the sure-fire starter, but he’ll certainly be given the chance to compete with Henne for the job. He has a few very good weapons at his disposal in Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess, and the Dolphins have also added Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush to the backfield.
Moore has shown flashes of solid ability, but you likely shouldn’t bother spending a draft choice on him unless he’s tabbed as the starter before the season. Even then, he’s nothing more than a QB2 in fantasy football.