The Miami Dolphins are more than likely in the market for a new quarterback while former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray could become the next star in South Florida.
While Murray will be participating in both the NFL Combine and NFL Draft despite already being selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, it remains to be seen as to where exactly the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will come off the board come late April.
“[Quarterback Ryan] Tannehill’s time with the Dolphins is coming to an end and the easy fix would be to trade for or sign Nick Foles, Joe Flacco or Teddy Bridgewater,” writes Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. “Instead, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier passes on that option, falls in love with a quarterback in the 2019 [NFL] Draft and selects him with the intention of being the starter. Kyler Murray would make a lot of sense in that situation given that Miami loved Baker Mayfield last year.”
Although nothing more than a rumor at this point, such a connection makes some sense with Murray seemingly set on making his way to the NFL over Major League Baseball.
With the Dolphins surely in the market for a new face under center, Murray is no doubt one of the best available options, especially by way of the 2019 NFL Draft alongside former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
It is very possible — and more than likely at this point — that both Haskins and Murray come off the board before the end of the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.