The Miami Dolphins are traveling to face the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, and they find themselves in a crunch. Jay Cutler suffered a couple of cracked ribs, and will miss at least two or three games. Matt Moore will serve as the starter on Thursday, but they do not have a backup. Enter David Fales!
The Dolphins are bringing Fales in for a visit this week, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Fales has bounced around the NFL, first drafted out of San Jose State by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent two years in Chicago, went to Baltimore briefly, back to Chicago, and then spent this past offseason with the Dolphins.
I imagine Adam Gase will talk about the fact that Fales knows the Dolphins’ playbook, and given the short week, it’s an easy decision to make. The Oakland Raiders brought in NaVorro Bowman to effectively captain their defense on a short week, so I suppose there is a comparison to be made between a backup quarterback and a middle linebacker. But I’m not surprised by this decision.
That being said, with Cutler missing at least two or three games, I am curious to see how Moore does. And if Matt Moore gets hurt, who knows what the Dolphins will do. Considering Miami is 4-2, and only a half game out of first in the AFC East, one would think they might like a little more stability at quarterback. But, whatever makes them comfortable right?