Matt Moore, backup quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, is interested in returning to the team but is also making it known that he won't take a hometown discount. Instead, he is looking for fair market value for the backup position, which is about $4 million dollars per year for the top backups in the NFL.
According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, who also reported the above, the team wants to sign him and may do so as early as this week. Moore has seen his potential landing spots to start dwindle around the league over the past week. While there are still a few teams with questions at quarterback, it's likely they will address the position in the draft, which would give Moore no guarantees to start this season.
With that said, Moore seems content to stay in Miami as Ryan Tannehill's backup for another few seasons. The backup position is an insurance policy and the team cannot afford to go with a rookie or another inexperienced younger player because the team is in win now mode and must make the playoffs for head coach Joe Philbin to keep his job.
We'll see how this shakes out but it appears that if the Dolphins are willing to offer him a fair contract, he'll stay in Miami.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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