Matt Moore QB MIA Dec 04 '78

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto "guesses" that the Browns will sign Matt Moore if they sign a free agent quarterback this offseason.

He admits it's "just a guess," but Pluto is more plugged in than most newspaper columnists and is a respected NFL mind. The prediction also jibes with a recent Miami Herald report that new Browns OC Norv Turner is a "big fan" of Moore. If the Browns signed Moore, he'd immediately become the favorite to start over Brandon Weeden. Cleveland would likely also draft a quarterback.

Matt Moore QB MIA Dec 04 '78

The Palm Beach Post says free agent Matt Moore "could fetch" a two- or three-year deal at $5 million per season.

Moore is hitting the free agent market at the right time. If we remove Joe Flacco's name from the list, Moore is the top free-agent quarterback available. Moore is reportedly looking for a team that will allow him to compete for the starting job, and is closer to his home in California. The Post mentions the Cardinals and Jets as the top suitors, along with the Browns, Bills, and Vikings.

Matt Moore QB MIA Nov 28 '78

According to the Miami Herald, new Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is a "big fan" of impending free agent Matt Moore.

Turner has never coached Moore, but Norv's Chargers were believed to be among the teams interested in Moore just after the 2011 NFL lockout. Instead of backing up Philip Rivers, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins for a better chance to start. The Dolphins want Moore back to hold the clipboard for Ryan Tannehill, but the Browns could offer a chance for legitimate playing time.

Matt Moore QB MIA Oct 31 '783 Comments

The New York Post mentions impending free agent Matt Moore as a possibility for the Jets.

The Post also names veteran quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson, Jason Campbell, and David Garrard as potential options to battle Mark Sanchez for the starting job in 2013. Moore is the youngest of the quartet, though, and is regarded as one of the best backup signal callers in the league. The Jets aren't expected to have the cap space to target higher-priced veterans like Alex Smith, Michael Vick, or Matt Flynn this offseason.

Matt Moore QB MIA Oct 30 '78

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland told impending free agent Matt Moore "you always have a job in Miami."

Moore is tentatively expected to test the open market in hopes of landing a job somewhere where he can at least compete for a starting job. If that doesn't pan out, he can always return to the cushiest job in sports as a backup quarterback to Ryan Tannehill.

Matt Moore QB MIA Oct 27 '78

According to the Miami Herald, impending free agent Matt Moore will seek a starting job.

In other words, he's not looking to make like Kyle Orton and nab the best job in sports, backup quarterback. With nearly a third of the league in search of new signal callers, Moore may well land a starting gig on the open market. However, it would be stunning if he signed as anything other than a bridge quarterback to a younger player.

Matt Moore QB MIA Oct 24 '78

Free agent Matt Moore has informed the Dolphins that he plans to test the open market barring an "incredible offer" from Miami.

He won't get an incredible offer from the Fins, so free agency it will be. Moore, 28, recorded a 16:9 TD-to-INT ratio, 7.2 YPA, and 60.5 completion rate across 12 starts in 2011. Although he is better suited to a backup role, there are enough QB-needy teams around the NFL that Moore should generate interest.

Matt Moore QB MIA Aug 11 '78

Matt Moore was listed on the Dolphins Week 9 injury report with a calf injury, but was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

The fact that Moore practiced fully suggests this injury is not a concern for his Week 9 status. However, all signs are pointing to Ryan Tannehill (knee, quad) starting on Sunday against the Colts after the rookie was limited in practice on Wednesday.

Matt Moore QB MIA Jun 11 '78

The Dolphins have reportedly received multiple phone calls from teams looking to trade for QB Matt Moore.

With David Garrard (knee) nearing a return, GM Jeff Ireland would probably love to get a draft pick for Moore. Keep an eye on Denver, as the Broncos have a desperate need for a veteran backup to Peyton Manning. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy worked with Moore in Carolina.

Matt Moore QB MIA May 29 '78

Matt Moore completed 5-of-15 passes for 57 yards in the Dolphins' Friday night preseason game against the Panthers.

Moore's preseason stats stand at 12-of-27 (44.4 percent) for 136 yards (5.04 YPA), no touchdowns and an interception. Ryan Tannehill fell back a bit Friday after a tremendous exhibition opener, but it's not going to matter if Moore continues to play this poorly. He struggled against Panthers second- and third-team defenders in this one. Moore isn't helping his trade stock, either.