Top Backup QB Interested in Dolphins Ahead of Free Agency

Tyler Maher
One of the NFL's top backup quarterbacks is interested in playing for the Miami Dolphins.
One of the NFL's top backup quarterbacks is interested in playing for the Miami Dolphins. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The start of NFL free agency is less than two weeks away, which means a lot of players are about to switch teams soon.

One of those players could be backup quarterback Mike White, who is interested in potentially leaving the New York Jets for a division rival.

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White said that while he'd like to remain with the Jets, he's also intrigued by the Miami Dolphins.

White is familiar with the Dolphins after playing against them in the AFC East, so Miami makes sense as a possible landing spot for him. It's also an attractive one with it's warmer weather and cheaper taxes compared to New York.

The Dolphins have one of the league's best wide receivers in Tyreek Hill, who makes his quarterbacks' lives much easier. They also have a fun young head coach in Mike McDaniel and are coming off a playoff berth, so what's not to like?

White would also likely get a chance to play a fair amount in Miami given Tua Tagovailoa's injury woes. Tagovailoa has never played more than 13 games in a season, which means White would likely get at least a few starts next year.

Given White's status as one of the top backup QBs in the league, the Dolphins should be interested in him as well as a backup plan for Tua. White averaged 298 passing yards per game in four starts last year and has proven he can make big plays when the situation calls for it.

The Jets would like to keep White as well, but there may not be room for him on the roster if they land a veteran signal-caller to pair with Zach Wilson. Accordingly, the Dolphins should strongly consider scooping up the 27-year-old when he hits the market on March 15.

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