Whatever choice is made, Miami has a decision to make at quarterback, because at the very least it seems as if Tannehill is going to miss the start of the regular season. Will the Dolphins move forward with backup Matt Moore, as they did last season when Tannehill went down in December with a similar injury to the same knee? Would the retired Jay Cutler suit up again to play for Dolphins Coach Adam Gase, with whom he had a pretty good season two years ago in Chicago. Will they bring in a free agent such as Colin Kaepernick?
Or how about a trade for the Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater, a Miami native who at least momentarily seemed to endorse the idea Thursday night when he liked a tweet suggesting such a move from former NFL player and fellow Miami native DeMarcus Van Dyke.
Bridgewater later un-liked the tweet, but it’s out there. He then added a couple of cryptic thoughts of his own on Twitter.
Bridgewater, you might recall, missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a ghastly left knee injury of his own in late August, and the Vikings traded a first-round draft pick to the Eagles for Sam Bradford to replace him. He hasn’t even been cleared to practice yet this season, and the speculation is out there that he will miss all of 2017, too (he seems destined for the reserve/PUP list to begin the season, which would mean he’d miss at least the first six games of the season). There’s also the fact that Minnesota declined his fifth-year option earlier this year, meaning he’ll be a free agent after the 2017 season.
In any case, should the Dolphins take a shot on Bridgewater, he probably wouldn’t be suiting up for them anytime soon