There is no guarantee he will start in New York, but he might be the best option in relation to Sanchez.
Unlike how the Jets proclaimed Sanchez their starter before he even took a preseason snap his rookie year, the Dolphins never named a starter last season until week 3 of the pre season. Tannehill's play improved markedly from the first day of camp and he passed Matt Moore to win the job. I think it is a safe assumption that Garrard would have been cut because he was not going to start.
If a healthy Garrard could beat out Moore (a notoriously slow TC'er) who presently just happens to be the 3rd best divisional QB - for anyone who doesn't think he could beat out* The Buttfumbler in a fair competition, I've got a shiny bridge in B'klyn, I can sell you cheap!
*a competition where an in-over-his-head offensively clueless (in every meaning of the word) lame duck HC with a tat of Buttchez's jersey on his arm gets overruled by Morningwood and Itzdick - 2 seemingly more grounded and objective football guys.
mark would beat out all of the guys mentioned as possible candidates- Moore, Garrard, Quinn, Campbell, ... all things would be equal, he wouldn't be throwing to Chaz Schilens while another QB is throwing to and handing off to better talent.
Actually, Mark wasn't officialy named the starter until week 3 of preseason in 2009.
Tannehill didn't do anything, they were more underwhelmed w/ Matt Moore.
Sanchez didn't do anything in preseason...yet they were more underwhelmed by Tebow... yet he still started cause they traded away Stanton. Go figure
Nifty little play on words that Tannehill was given the job because of a lack of competition yet you will try and tell me how Sanchez won the job instead of reminding everyone his competition was Kellen Clemens, Erik Ainge, and Chris Pizzotti. How impressive is that level of competition? Talk about a coaching staff being underwhelmed.
I should have known better then to try and have an objective conversation with you because you still continue to try and paint pictures to fit your agenda instead of engaging in an intelligent and unbiased dialogue.
Go ahead and take a stab with the last word.
Last edited by MadDog 88; 03-06-2013 at 06:56 AM.