Matt Moore isn’t going anywhere.
The Dolphins’ backup quarterback since 2011 is back for at least one more year, and perhaps two.
Moore signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins on Tuesday after visiting with them earlier in the day.
Moore, who had interest from the Cowboys, among other teams, took a very Dolphins-friendly deal to remain Ryan Tannehill’s insurance policy. Moore’s contract was for $3.5 million over two years, NFL Network reported.
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Moore is “happy” to be staying with the Dolphins and wasn’t offended that Miami considered other options, according to his agent, Lynn Lashbrook. The Dolphins met with former first-round pick Brandon Weeden late last week but ultimately decided to sign Moore.
“He likes Miami,” Lashbrook said. “He and Ryan [Tannehill] get along great. He was very impressed with the new coach [Adam Gase].”
The Dolphins didn’t contact Moore this offseason until the past week and a half. He visited camp today and met with the new staff.
Lashbrook said both Moore and the Dolphins “had to wait to see” how everything shook out in free agency before reaching a new deal.
Moore, 31, has started 12 games for Miami, with 17 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, and a 59.9 percent completion percentage and 84.9 passer rating. He appeared in only one game last season and threw one pass, completing it for 14 yards.