Garrard may be leader in Dolphins' QB race

The Miami Dolphins quarterback race was thought in some respects to be mainly a two-man race between first-round pick Ryan Tannehill and incumbent 2011 starter Matt Moore.

But, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, David Garrard, signed after a year out of football, has been getting first-team reps and could be the leader at the present time.

Garrard was released unceremoniously by the Jacksonville Jaguars just before the regular season opened last year, and later had back surgery that prevented him from signing with another club.

"He throws the football really well. His command of the offense is good," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said of Garrard.

No matter the short-term winner, Tannehill will eventually have the job, but as players like Matt Hasselbeck last year in Tennessee and Kurt Warner a few years ago in Arizona have shown, a veteran with some gas still in the tank can hold the starting job for a while. It will be interesting to see if Garrard can maintain and build upon what he has done thus far.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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