Originally written on cover32 - Dolphins  |  Last updated 2/5/14
8,955,046 $ is what the Dolphins currently spend on the Quarterback position. That number represents 7.09% of their allocated cap money towards the offense. That number is also the second highest percentage among offensive positions. By most standards having that kind of money allocated towards your QB is normal however with Ryan Tannehill still being paid on a rookie contract there is room to be spared. The Dolphins currently take a 5.5 million dollar cap hit on Matt Moore’s contract who is currently the highest paid back up QB in the league. Last year Moore signed a 2 year 8 million dollar contract with the team. Moore’s contract can be restricted but the team might be best served just moving on. Matt Moore is the sixth highest paid Dolphin…. Find me one other team that has that…….. — Jake Mendel (@Mendel_Cover32) February 3, 2014   Matt Moore might be a quality back up and locker-room guy however is simply not worth the money. Matt Moore has only played 3 times in the past 2 years however proved his worth in 2011 starting 12 games for the team and earning the team’s MVP honors. That being said Matt Moore is what he is and that is a backup QB with little to no upside. Whether you believe in Ryan Tannehill or not the Dolphins would be smart to cut Moore and draft a QB in the 4th-6th rounds. Many smart execs in the league believe you should be drafting a QB every year because they are so valuable. The Redskins followed that theory in 2012 when they drafted both RG3 and Kirk Cousins. The Eagles drafted Nick Foles despite having Michael Vick on the roster. Having a young QB to develop on your roster is an asset the Dolphins should consider acquiring when it comes time for the NFL draft.     Make sure you follow @cover32_MIA and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest breaking news, columns, blogs and features from the Dolphins and the entire NFL. You may also be interested in:Dolphins need to move on from Matt Moore and draft a QB in 2014Recent indicators of how the Dolphins should build their rosterAn early look at the draft’s top running backs
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