Though that last bit has yet to be confirmed by the people making decisions in South Florida, Tannehill's departure is one of the first moves expected from an organization looking to tear down and build up under Flores.
"We haven't gone through the process of getting to learn the guys yet," Grier told the Herald. "There are a lot of good prospects we spent some time with at the Senior Bowl and other quarterbacks that weren't there that people were talking about as well. We may get through the process and fall in love with a couple guys. Last year, we liked two guys a lot and they both had good success this year. [Those were believed to be Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen.] It could be that point where we may say, "Hey, we feel this is the guy.'"
The Herald's Barry Jackson noted that Miami could wait to take a QB high in the draft in 2020 when Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon's Justin Herbert are expected to come out.
The injury-prone Tannehill, 30, has two years left on his deal and is owed $18.7 million in base salary. If the 'Fins release him, they'd save roughly $13 million while taking a $13 million cap hit in 2019.
"The thing we had liked and the previous staff as well is he's smart," Grier added. "Big kid, can throw the ball, been in a similar offense. Before he signed, he asked what we're going to do. I said I can't tell you ... because I don't know what we're doing. Someone we took a chance on. Great kid."
In addition to Tannehill and Rudock, Miami currently employs former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk in the QB room.
Grier, who recently assumed greater power in Miami's front office following a great reshuffling, will be tasked along with Flores with finding the Dolphins' next Tannehill or Dan Marino.