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Dolphins quarterbacks: Better, worse, or same in 2016?

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A position by position look at the Miami Dolphins’ roster, and whether the team is better, worse, or the same as the 2015 roster.

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The Miami Dolphins have seen a lot of roster turn over this year, with several free agents allowed to leave while other veterans were either brought to the team via trade or signed in free agency. The team also was deliberate in the NFL Draft, targeting specific players and then going to get them when they thought the timing was right. With all of the changes, are the 2016 Dolphins a better team, a worse team, or a team about the same as the 2015 roster? We take a position-by-position look at the roster, starting today with the quarterbacks, and determine how the position looks based solely on the names on the roster.

Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill
Matt Moore
Brandon Doughty
Zac Dysert

Analysis

Not a lot of change for the Dolphins at the quarterback position. Ryan Tannehill will still be the starter, with Matt Moore as the primary backup. The team selected Brandon Doughty in the Draft, giving them a developmental quarterback behind Moore and someone who could end up on the roster or the practice squad this year. Dysert is likely a camp body, looking to impress someone from another team giving him a shot at their practice squad. The improvement the team is hoping for in the quarterback position will have to come from the development of Tannehill with another year under his belt and the coaching from new head coach Adam Gase.

Better, Worse, Same

Same. Based on the roster alone, the position is the same as last year. Based on potential and the coaching staff, the optimistic view is that the position will be better in 2016 than it was in 2015.