I have been talking to numerous Miami Dolphins fans on social media about the importance of these next two offseasons. First, the organization must decide what to do with current starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill, who was drafted by the Dolphins in 2012 hasn’t shown the organization that he is a franchise player. It just has not worked out and now it is time to turn the page.
The Dolphins will be drafting a quarterback, which should not be a surprise to anyone, with 2019 options like Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, Will Grier, Drew Lock, or Daniel Jones all possibilities, but there are other options that could be used between now and a drafted passer being ready to take the field. Miami could sign a free agent quarterback, someone like Teddy Bridgewater or Joe Flacco.
Numerous members of the Dolphins fanbase want to get a stop gap quarterback this year, then wait until the 2020 NFL Draft. I ask myself, why wait? If the Dolphins organization feel that they want to draft that quarterback because it complements their plan Iam hoping they go for it. I have a lot of members of the fanbase tell me that, “The Dolphins should work on the offensive line and defensive line.” I totally understand that the team has weaknesses at certain positions, but that does not mean they cannot draft a quarterback this year.
The whole idea of tanking this upcoming season is nonsense to me. I believe something like that should naturally happen. If the Dolphins do not decide to sign a stop gap quarterback, they would probably start Luke Falk or Jake Ruddock. I do not see Tannehill returning to the Dolphins, so he is out of the picture. If the Dolphins go 3-13, 4-12, or 5-11 and get a top draft pick in 2020. I’ll be okay with it, but to see a total blowup of the roster is not in my DNA. I believe the fanbase should patiently wait and see how free agency plays out and if any major roster move is made.
If we see notable players being traded for draft picks, we all know what that means. A lot of the young players will see a significant amount of playing time. I hope you don’t get upset if safety Reshad Jones, wide receiver Albert Wilson, defensive end Cameron Wake, or wide receiver Kenny Stills get either traded or let go. That’s what you call forcing a tanking method, not letting it happen naturally.
All I am asking for is for Dolphins fans to be patient, because the organization must choose the right quarterback. I believe the Dolphins should draft or sign a quarterback until they have the right one in place. The whole fanbase have seen how important it is to have the right guy. The Dolphins organization when they selected Dan Marino, the franchise was competing at a high level. Once Marino retired they have kbeen looking for the “Franchise quarterback” ever since. The organization thought it was Tannehill, but that wasn’t the case. The quarterbac position will dictate how the franchise will be like in 10 to 15 years.
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