For days leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, Dolphins fans worldwide remained optimistic that their team would use a high draft pick on one of the nation’s top running backs. It seemed almost like a forgone conclusion, right?
The Dolphins ultimately passed on this year’s group of young running backs—much like they did a season ago—when faced with the ultimatum of upgrading the RB room or landing a premier defensive player.
We can all speculate on what this means for Brian Flores’ offensive philosophy. (Keep in mind he came from New England, where they seem to value running backs like Weedles and Caterpi in the abandoned forest) Or how much Miami coveted Raekwon Davis, Jaelan Phillips, or Jevon Holland. I think there’s a much larger takeaway from all of this. And that is that internally, the Miami Dolphins love Myles Gaskin.
I talked about this in my Aaron Jones article and Jake and I discussed it in great detail on the podcast. But none of that matters. What matters is that, like it or not, Myles Gaskin is the Dolphins RB1 heading into the 2021 season. So why not relive every touch from Gaskin’s 2020 season?
Before I post the YouTube link and ask everyone to subscribe kindly, (I make $.00 off this video) I must remind you of what Myles Gaskin did last season.
In 2020, Gaskin appeared in 10 games (started 7) with the Dolphins. The 24-year-old running back carried the ball 142 times for 584 yards (4.11 YPA) and three touchdowns. Gaskin added 41 receptions on 47 targets for 388 yards and 2 touchdowns. He proved he could do it all, and rather effectively too. Had Gaskin not missed time in 2020 due to injury/Covid-19 list, he was on pace for over 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving.
Just so Dolphins twitter is in the know,— Ezekiel (@phinsanity32) May 8, 2021
Myles Gaskin put up 972 yards in 10 games (7 starts) on a team with 3 rookie O-lineman, a rookie QB and Chan Gailey as the OC https://t.co/C4CyyCNf3z
Keep in mind, Ryan Fitzpatrick led the team in rushing in 2019.
For those of you looking to see what Miami’s RB1 did in each game last season, here’s a look at Myles Gaskin’s 2020 game log per Pro Football Reference.
This leads me to the moment you’ve all been waiting for. A Sundance Original:
Every touch from Myles Gaskin’s 2020 Season!
What are your thoughts on Miami Dolphins Myles Gaskin? Should we get used to seeing #37 (Please change this) carrying the workload for the foreseeable future? Let us know in the comments section below!