Backup quarterback Matt Moore signs new deal with Dolphins
Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Quarterback Matt Moore re-signed with the Miami Dolphins Friday, making him the second free-agent to sign with the team this offseason.
Moore snubbed the chance of starting for another team and instead signed a new deal with the Dolphins to stay as the back-up quarterback to Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins have already inked wide receiver Brian Hartline to a five-year, $30.775 million deal and could use the remaining of their $40 million cap space to sign leading free-agent Mike Wallace.
The 28-year old Moore played his first four seasons with the Carolina Panthers before signing a free-agent deal with the Dolphins in 2011.
In his first season, Moore covered 2,497 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions as the Dolphins went 6-10 in the final season under Tony Sparano.
Many analysts believe Moore could have easily negotiated for a deal with teams like the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets. Instead, Moore stayed put with the Dolphins with the hope of playing with a contender.