It felt pretty unusual to me, like it had been a while. So I did the research. And it is unusual. It has been a while.
Fateful circumstance — also known as rotten luck — has left both the Dolphins and Hurricanes each entering a season with a new starting quarterback for the first time since 2008, when the Fins were turning to Chad Pennington and the Canes to Jacory Harris.
Matter of fact, this marks only the eighth time in 52 seasons together, since the Fins’ arrival in 1966, that both of our marquee football teams each have a new man taking snaps. Four of those eight seasons happened between 2000 and ’08, when the Dolphins were playing a game of musical heirs to try to replace Dan Marino, and the Canes were scrambling to try anything they could to get past Ken Dorsey leaving and taking the glory days with him.
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