Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/10/12
The long-term quarterbacking answer is on the roster. The short-term solution is less clear. Ryan Tannehill has displayed the early earmarks of being the franchise passer the Miami Dolphins have sorely lacked since Dan Marino's retirement 12 years ago. But whether the 2012 first-round pick starts the season on the field or the bench isn't clear quite yet. The competition between Tannehill and veterans David Garrard and Matt Moore will rise to another level with Friday night's preseason opener against visiting Tampa Bay. Garrard is expected to get the start with Moore and Tannehill playing in reserve. Ideally for head coach Joe Philbin, a clear-cut choice will emerge during the first two preseason contests. The Dolphins could then use their Aug. 24 matchup against Atlanta as a dress rehearsal for the Sept. 9 regular-season opener at Houston. But if a front-runner hasn't emerged, Miami's third preseason game could decide who gets the nod. "The coaches have done really a great job...
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