Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Jay Cutler are top QB options if Dolphins Ryan Tannehill is out


As reported by Dolphins Wire and other outlets on Thursday morning, Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered an apparent knee injury during practice. The 29-year-old was scrambling out of the pocket on a play during 11-on-11 drills and he went down awkwardly on the sideline.
There’s no current update on Tannehill’s status as the Dolphin players were told not discuss the injury with reporters. Tannehill missed the Dolphins last four games of 2016 with a sprain in his ACL and MCL in his left knee
Backup quarterback Matt Moore started in the team’s last four games of the 2016 season, including their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Moore is the Dolphins starting quarterback if Tannehill should be out an extended period of time.
However, Miami will likely look for a veteran quarterback if Tannehill is out long-term. So what are the options available at quarterback?
Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick has an 88.9 career quarterback rating, but he has had a tough time finding work after refusing to stand for the National Anthem last season while protesting police treatment of African Americans, among other social positions.
Not to mention, the San Francisco 49ers went 2-14 in 2016, but, in 11 starts, Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns against four interceptions. He also ran for 468 yards and two touchdowns.
Robert Griffin III
After an outstanding rookie season for the Washington Redskins in 2012, where he threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns amd only five interceptions, Robert Griffin’s play has declined because of injuries. He only played in five games last season due to a shoulder injury.
Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler was Gase’s starting quarterback in 2015 when he was the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator. Cutler retired this offseason to join Fox’s No.2 announcing team. Although it is unlikely, Cutler could be a possible option.
Other quarterback options
Christian Ponder, Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehurst

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