Darlington also reported that former National Football League quarterback Jay Cutler could consider delaying his new broadcasting job with FOX Sports to play for the Dolphins, but would only do it for starter's money.
Cutler makes more sense than Kaepernick and the primary reason has to do with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase. With Tannehill slated to miss significant time either way, Matt Moore is being prepared as Miami's starting quarterback heading into Week 1. This comes after a starter Ryan Tanneyhill was injured during practice on Thursday, one that may require surgery and could cost him a signficant portion of the 2017 season. Everyone has figured Kaepernick's best chance to get signed would be if a team suffered a serious injury to its starter, and here we are.
"We're still getting-I wouldn't say second and third (medical opinions), but we're probably going deeper than that", Gase said in his first comments since Tannehill got hurt.
The Dolphins are expected to explore adding another quarterback to supplement Moore, Brandon Doughty and David Fales. He made a lot of things that we did look really good.
"I've never brought up anything about coming with us [to Miami] because I like our situation", Gase told Dickerson. Because he did not have his partially torn ACL repaired during the offseason, a source told ESPN that he was a "ticking time bomb" and that any aggravation could end his season. It's worth noting that Tannehill decided not to undergo surgery following last season's injury, instead preferring stem-cell treatment.
"He's obviously waiting, and we all are", Moore said. People forget about that because Tannehill got the win in the stat sheet, but that was Matt Moore's "save", to put it in baseball terms.
It's hard. As a buddy, teammate you never want to see that happen.
Tannehill watched a portion of practice from inside the practice facility with his left knee in a brace and propped up on a chair, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.