NFL.com's Jeff Darlington reported Friday that quarterback Matt Moore has decided to stay in South Florida, inking a new contract with the Dolphins, according to a source close to the player.
It's smart work by general manager Jeff Ireland. Moore widely was considered the top quarterback in a thin NFL free-agent market and likely would have been courted by multiple teams. Moore wants to be a starter, but he's comfortable with the Dolphins and close friends with second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Moore could have had a shot at a starting job elsewhere, but instead decided to stick as Tannehill's backup in Miami. He has trade value now that the Dolphins have his rights.