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How rare is it for Dolphins to have four quarterbacks?

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The Dolphins get set to take on the Titans this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, and even though things could change, they’re about to do something with their roster that no one else in the NFL is.

That’s have four of the precious 53 roster spots devoted to quarterback.

As we wrote on Monday, Miami was awarded Titans rookie Luke Falk on waivers to add to Brock Osweiler and David Fales backing up starter Ryan Tannehill. While Falk was someone that Miami was interested in in the pre-draft process, the move is also being viewed in part as an attempt to get intel on the Titans offense, etc.

Fins coach Adam Gase downplayed that part during his Wednesday afternoon post-practice news conference:

He told the media that he had never been part of any NFL situation, where trying to gather info the week of a game from a quarterback just off the opponent’s roster had worked.

However, common sense and a little detective work indicates that is apparently what Miami is doing.

First, understand that over half (18), of the NFL’s 32 teams headed into this weekend have only two quarterbacks on their roster. And, that Miami he’s the only one with four signal callers.

Generally, teams that are carrying a third quarterback do not make them active on Sunday because of the need for extra defensive or offensive lineman has part of the 46 man roster. In this case, Miami will have two quarterbacks likely inactive for Sunday’s game with Tennessee.

Maybe Falk will impress Gase, and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains enough that he will stick on the roster. Or, perhaps defensive coordinator Matt Burke and his staff wanted as much information on Tennessee schemes, and audibles before teeing it up Sunday.

However, if fog does not stick around Beyond this week or much longer, then it’s rather obvious what the Dolphins were doing by picking him up.

And as odd as it is to have four quarterbacks for the first game of the season, and it will be much more so to keep them for weeks beyond. At some point you have to decide whether Falk is better than Fales and/or Osweiler.

We will soon know that answer, too.

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