As the preseason looms, the Miami Dolphins have lost two key players on offense.
Yesterday morning, it was announced RB Jay Ajayi had suffered a concussion, and would miss some practice. He will sit out at least a week, which means the starters would work with backup-RB Damien Williams, and largely test the passing game over the next week. That last part of that plan may have fell apart today, however.
This morning, QB Ryan Tannehill went down in a non-contact injury. This is bad news, considering Tannehill missed the last three weeks of last season with MCL and ACL injuries.
The injury occurred on a QB run play which would see Tannehill running out of bounds awkwardly. He would not limp coming off the field, so that is a good sign. It should be noted that he was walking very cautiously.
Ajayi and Tannehill are two key Dolphins that the team can not lose this season, as we saw what happens when Matt Moore is playing quarterback. Spoiler: it’s not good.
Ajayi should be back in time for the first preseason game against Atlanta but the Dolphins have become “concerned” with Tannehill’s left knee injury. They have now come out as a frontrunner (and possibly the only team willing) to sign QB Colin Kaepernick.
As we await the news on Tannehill’s injury, signing Kaepernick should be a very real possibility. Teams have come close to signing him but haven’t closed the deal yet as they worry about the potential bad PR he could bring to the team.
But when you’re contending for a Wild Card spot and you’re quarterback could miss part of the season, it can not hurt to sign Kaepernick. He’s a better option to have than Matt Moore, in case Tannehill misses an extended period of time.
As a Dolphins fan, you just hope Tannehill will be able to start Week One, as it’s beginning to sound like a serious injury. With rumors of signing Kaepernick, and kickoff against Tampa Bay a little over a month away, the hope is that Ryan Tannehill suffered at most a minor injury.