MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins are entering their fifth and final game of the preseason Thursday against the New Orleans Saints. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has been coy about playing time for the starters, but the most important question surrounds Miami's quarterback.
Should the Dolphins play Ryan Tannehill this week? The second-year quarterback has four preseason games under his belt. But Tannehill is still a young player who needs reps.
Miami will travel to play the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 8. If Tannehill sits, that could lead to rust before the first regular-season game. Should Tannehill play at least a couple of series?
Or is the injury risk too much for Tannehill? We've seen quarterback injuries already this year in the AFC East to Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets and Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills. Are the Dolphins better off playing it safe this week with Tannehill?
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on whether or not Tannehill should suit up and play Thursday night against New Orleans. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.