But the Detroit Lions aren't so sure. They're thinking of trading their former starting quarterback to either Cleveland or Kansas City today. And if Harrington balks at the deal, as he has said he would, it could get ugly.
The Dolphins have been almost certain they would get Harrington because they have a two-year deal in place with him. Harrington must agree to redo his deal with any team he's traded to.
The Dolphins were so confident they would get Harrington that they made no efforts to go after Clemson's Charlie Whitehurst and Alabama's Brodie Croyle during Saturday's draft.
"No disrespect to either player, but we're going in a different direction for that position," coach Nick Saban said.
Harrington is that direction.
The problem remains that Detroit President Matt Millen continues to hold Harrington hostage, hoping someone will give up a fourth or fifth round pick in today's draft for the player. The Dolphins have offered a sixth-round pick in the 2007 draft for Harrington.
And here's the update: I have it on very good authority the Dolphins are going to play hardball with Detroit. They may not give up anything for Harrington and simply wait until June to get him.
Dolphins coach Nick Saban believes giving up a draft pick -- any pick -- for Harrington isn't worth it based on the fact he will be released in June. So what if the Dolphins don't get Harrington until then.
Harrington is smart enough to learn the Dolphins offense between June and September.
Anyway, the Lions are being stubborn and last week even tried to convince Harrington going to Cleveland would be to his greater benefit than going to Miami. But Harrington didn't change his opinion.
So today comes the collision as the Browns either pull the trigger (not likely) on Harrington, or the Dolphins improve their offer (also not happening), or the Lions back down (count on this one).
Oh by the way, don't be surprised if Miami takes a rookie QB late in the draft anyway.