Originally written July 02, 2013 on Football Nation:
A conversation I had yesterday about Chad Henne was one I have wanted to have for some time. It went a little something like this...I asked what would have happened if Henne, who was the starter of the Miami Dolphins in 2011, had not gotten injured and Matt Moore had not finished the season behind center?The reason I asked the questions were purely selfish for this column.I wanted to know if Henne was good enough to stay in Miami had he remained healthy and if he had not gotten hurt, would the Dolphins have taken Ryan Tannehill last year at the eighth pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?The sports writer and good friend said he could not answer that because there was more to the decision to allow Henne to seek free agency than just the injury. He and I both agreed that regardless of the 0-3 start by the Dolphins before Henne’s injury, he looked better as a quarterback and more comfortable in the Miami system, like he had turned a corner.I have always thought what was the Dolphins’ loss was c...
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