Chad Henne hasn’t exactly been tearing it up Dan Marino-style in 2011, but he was off to the best start of his rather disappointing career before suffering a shoulder injury in San Diego Sunday.
Unfortunately, his best season might be over at the quarter pole.
The Dolphins fear they may have lost Henne for the season, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com.
“The team is currently concerned about a separation of Henne’s non-throwing shoulder,” writes Darlington, “and the Dolphins are awaiting word of a second opinion Tuesday that could dictate Henne’s availability for the rest of the season, a Dolphins source said.”
Without Henne, the Phins could be forced to hand the reins to Matt Moore, who even the Panthers rejected after he performed terribly in five starts in 2010. In Moore’s defense, he was decent in relief of Henne Sunday, completing 17 of 26 passes for 167 yards against a good defense on the road.
But the Dolphins aren’t confident. With two weeks to prepare for the Jets and a relatively easy run of games following that, Miami has reportedly made attempts to sign both David Garrard and Jake Delhomme. But Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that they swung and missed in both cases, which is sort of baffling but is also a good indicator of how undesirable a spot on the Dolphins roster has become.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel is thinking the new rent-a-quarterback is more likely to be named Delhomme or Croyle. And sadly, Troy Smith’s name has surfaced.
Something tells me it won’t be long before the name “Luck” is the only one football fans in Miami care about.