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The Miami Dolphins are without a starting quarterback after they traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans

Joe DiBiase
March 15, 2019 - 3:35 pm

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After six seasons, the Miami Dolphins called it quits on quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Dolphins traded Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans, where he will backup starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Dolphins got much less in return than the first round pick they used to take Tannehill in 2012.

Tannehill has also signed a one-year deal worth $7 million with the Titans.

Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins don't really have a quarterback to start the 2019 season. The only two quarterbacks on their roster right now are 2018 sixth round pick Luke Falk, and Jake Rudock, who has attempted five passes in three seasons.

So who are the Bills going to see twice in 2019 from their division opponent? Probably not Falk or Rudock. Miami reportedly was chasing Teddy Bridgewater, but he returned to New Orleans and signed a one-year deal with the Saints. There's very little left in free agency, but that would seem to be the likeliest avenue for the Dolphins right now, considering where they're at.

The free agents that remain on the market includes Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blake Bortles, Robert Griffin III, or they could bring back Brock Osweiler. All of which would probably be considered the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.

There's two other options for the Dolphins.

The first option is they could draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. They currently hold the 13th pick in the draft, with several teams in front of them that could go quarterback with their first pick. There have also been reports that Miami is already eyeing up the 2020 draft class of passers.

Another route the Dolphins could go is a trade. If the Arizona Cardinals select Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, Miami should be a team that explores a trade for last year's 10th overall pick Josh Rosen. In that scenario, the AFC East would be filled with Tom Brady, and three top-10 picks from the 2018 NFL Draft.

Whoever starts at quarterback for the Dolphins in 2019, it almost certainly won't help them from the being one of the worst teams in the NFL for 2019.

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