Dan Le Batard thinks Miami’s season is over, however he was also operating under the assumption Tannehill had a torn ACL and was done for the season as of his show’s airing this morning. A recent update by Adam Gase indicates it was ACL and MCL sprains but that he’s out indefinitely.
“One of the issues with him becomes… you cant get rid of him until you have someone better and you can’t have someone better until you get rid of him,” Dan Le Batard said on his radio show this morning (beginning of local hour). “That’s the place where they’re stuck. It’s kind of where the Bengals are with Andy Dalton because you’re going to now see how much you need that quarterback and its going to be unpleasant for the rest of the season and the season’s over. The season ended yesterday.
“So I can’t think of a way for a Dolphins win to be more debilitating… You know it’s over right? You know it’s over. You’re not clinging to it may be a bounce here, maybe a bounce there, and Gronk… you know it’s over, right?”
While Tannehill’s injury certainly makes them worse, Matt Moore is among the more experienced and capable backups in football. They certainly can still make the playoffs and the season isn’t over even if Tannehill’s is.
Moore ruined our Suck for Luck campaign during his last stint as starter in 2011, when he threw for 2,497 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games, leading Miami to a 6-6 record as a starter. He ranked 15th in the NFL in Total QBR that year.
The bad: He’s way more turnover-prone than Tannehill, tossing nine interceptions and fumbling nine times that same season, with a career interception percentage of 3.6 percent compared to Tannehill’s 2.5 percent.
Playing into Miami’s favor is the remaining schedule, with games against the lackluster Jets and Bills on deck, although they’re both on the road. Then it’s a Week 17 clash against the Patriots, a team that could be in rest mode by then.