The Miami Dolphins held their first practice of the 2012 training camp, and the quarterback position immediately took center stage. Between the end of minicamp and today's practice, all the analysis had David Garrard leading in the Dolphins' three-way quarterback competition. As the team took the field today, however, Matt Moore took the first snap of the practice, with Garrad working his way into the first team workout later.
Throughout the offseason workouts, the Dolphins rotated first team snaps between the two quarterbacks, and could be planning to do the same during the early portion of training camp.
Of course, the member of the quarterback competition not mentioned so far is rookie Ryan Tannehill. The eigth overall pick in this past April's draft has yet to agree on a contract with the Dolphins and is officially a holdout. Every day that Tannehill misses in camp will not only impact his ability to fight for the starter's job this season - a position he probably would not have won anyway - but could also limit his growth this year. Once the season starts, Tannehill will, most likely, be running the scout team's offense, meaning training camp may be his only opportunity to get a large number of first team snaps.
We will continue to update the Phinsider with more training camp stories, as well as track the progress of Tannehill signing his contract.