Miami Dolphins: Does Adam Gase want to draft a QB every year?

Baker Mayfield is pretty darn fun. But is he a future Dolphin? (Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS — Even if the Miami Dolphins don’t select a quarterback in the first round, it seems to make total sense that they’ll draft one at some point in this year’s draft.

And it sounds like coach Adam Gase is a fan of that philosophy, one legendary general manager Ron Wolf made famous.

“I’d love to draft a quarterback every year,” Gase said Wednesday, at the NFL Scouting Combine. “It doesn’t always work out that way. We’ll see how the board falls for us. That first year, we felt like Brandon (Doughty) was a guy that there was a lot of us were very interested to see what we could do with him, and he had a lot of success in college. We’re still working through things to try to help him get better and we’ll see how this year goes. It’s hard to predict.”

Though starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is returning from a season-ending knee injury, backup Matt Moore seems unlikely to return. Doughty and David Fales are still in a developmental phase.

And it should not be ruled out that the Dolphins may choose a long-term quarterback in the first round.

If Gase has a special connection and special belief in a player like Josh Rosen or Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield, and he pushes for that player to be chosen, it could certainly happen.

If so, how does Gase think Ryan Tannehill would react?

“Ryan would never shy away from anybody coming in at that position,” Gase said. “Ryan is going to be our starting quarterback. And I don’t see that changing anytime soon. And I think that when we get back out there in spring and get going, I just know it’s going to be really good to have him back.”

The Dolphins did not draft a quarterback last season. It is also possible Miami could select a player such as Mike White, Luke Falk or Mason Rudolph in the second round, if they were to impress Gase, Dan Marino and Chris Grier here at the Scouting Combine.

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