David Garrard has positioned himself as the front runner to become the season-opening starting quarterback with the Miami Dolphins over incumbent Matt Moore and rookie Ryan Tennehill.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes Garrard could have the same impact on the Dolphins this year as Chad Pennington did in 2008. “David does fit well into this offense,” said Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline, who openly admits incumbent starter Matt Moore is “my guy.” But Hartline can’t ignore what the team saw from Garrard during the offseason program.
“[Garrard] gets the ball out of his hands really quickly. The point which he decides where he’s going with the ball to the point where he decides where the ball is going is a very fast process, and that’s always good when it comes to the evaluation of a quarterback. He’s very decisive,” Hartline said.”He knows what he wants from his receivers and communicates it very well. He commands the huddle.”