In the be careful what you wish for category, Miami Dolphins fans who nearly revolted when then coach Cam Cameron told them to point their thumbs up and not down when they drafted Ted Ginn Jr. instead of the more desirable Brady Quinn in 2007, may get a second chance at the much-traveled, underachieving quarterback.
The Dolphins tried out three veteran quarterbacks Monday, including Quinn and John Skelton, according to league sources, as well as former Chicago Bears Super Bowl runner-up quarterback Rex Grossman for workouts and a chance to compete for the backup spot behind Ryan Tannehill.
After practice Dolphins coach Joe Philbin led a contingent of coaches into the bubble to watch the trio work out.
By day's end, apparently only Quinn was in the running to be signed, according to league sources.
The Dolphins also waived quarterback Brock Jensen, so the Dolphins are currently carrying four quarterbacks: Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin and Seth Lebato, who will most likely wind up on the practice squad.
"We just look at the guys and we evaluate what kind of fit they might be for the system, for the scheme, where they are at in their careers,'' Philbin said of the tryout quarterbacks. "What kind of chemistry fit are they? Do they have a reasonable chance of competing and where and how? It's not just how strong the arm is or how accurate the passer is.''
Moore, 30, who has been the Dolphins backup for the past three seasons, practiced for the second consecutive day since returning from a shoulder injury to his throwing arm. Philbin said that Moore, "threw the ball well,'' and that Devlin has, "definitely developed,'' during his four years with Miami, but isn't ready to name his No. 2 and 3 quarterbacks.
While Ginn has gone on to have a solid career, mostly as a return specialist for the 49ers and most recently Carolina, Quinn has started just 20 games with the Browns and Chiefs since 2007.
The 6-2 Quinn, 29, who played with the Jets and Rams last season, has thrown 12 touchdowns with 17 interceptions and has a career passer rating of 53.8 percent.Copyright © 2015, CT Now