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Dolphins show interest in Oregon Quarterback Justin Herbert

Could the Dolphins trade up for Justin Herbert, if the top QB declares for the 2019 draft?

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It should surprise no one that the Miami Dolphins are in the market for a quarterback.

After all, Ryan Tannehill has missed 28 out of the Dolphins last 33 games. For those who struggle with math, Tannehill has played in just five games since the Calais Campbell hit in 2016.

So, whether it’s a veteran free agent like Teddy Bridgewater, or a proven starter, searching for a change of scenery, the Dolphins QB room should look very different in 2019.

Many experts and analysts view the 2019 quarterback class as underwhelming, with most of the big names unlikely to declare.

But one of those players, has caught the eye of Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Mike Tannenbaum. His name is Justin Herbert, and many believe he is the best QB in this year’s class.

According to Tony Pauline of , Tannenbaum was in Utah last weekend, “to specifically scout Herbert” and “was raving about the Oregon quarterback after the game”.

Pauline goes on to discuss the likelihood that the Dolphins might target the 6’6 quarterback, if he declares for the draft in April.

Here is a link to the pod.

Dolphins/Herbert talk begins around the 9:30 mark.

Yes, it is early in the scouting process and any team in need of a QB, will be interested in Justin Herbert. Ultimately, he will decide his NFL fate and could choose to play another year at Oregon.

Nonetheless, the Dolphins and Adam Gase can not waste any more time and continue to be complacent. If they believe Justin Herbert is their guy, then they must do whatever it takes to