The Miami Dolphins took the practice field this morning for their first training camp session with fans in attendance in 2022. By all accounts it was an electrifying day in the South Florida sun, as Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Tua Tagovailoa and various members of the Dolphins defense turned in stellar performances.
Speaking of that Dolphins defense, it was a member of that unit who became the first two-time recipient of the orange jersey award - an honor that is bestowed upon the previous day’s best practice performer. Wearing the brightly colored jersey was none other than second-year safety, Jevon Holland!
Holland first received the award during minicamp, and he did so again today after having a fantastic practice yesterday - intercepting a deep Tua Tagovailoa pass to end the session.
Many fans are obsessed with seeing the Dolphins offense progress this offseason, and for good reason. However, we need to remember that the defense gets paid to play well too, and Miami’s defense was one of the National Football League’s best units during the second half of the 2021 season. If they can carry that momentum into the 2022 season, their consistency, combined with the revamped offense’s progression, should have the Dolphins competing at a much higher level under new head coach, Mike McDaniel. Jevon Holland will surely be looking to play a very big part in leading the Dolphins to the playoffs this year.
2022 Dolphins Orange Jersey Tracking
|OTA 1||Jaelan Phillips|
|OTA 2||Tua Tagovailoa|
|OTA 3||Zach Sieler|
|OTA 4||Christian Wilkins|
|OTA 5||Robert Hunt|
|Minicamp 1||Elandon Roberts|
|Minicamp 2||Jevon Holland|
|OTA 6||Tyreek Hill|
|OTA 7||Raekwon Davis|
|OTA 8||River Cracraft|
|Training Camp 1||Alec Ingold|
|Training Camp 2||Jaylen Waddle|
|Training Camp 3||Liam Eichenberg|
|Training Camp 4||Jevon Holland|
|Training Camp 5||Tyreek Hill|
|Training Camp 6||Zach Sieler|
|Training Camp 7||Tua Tagovailoa|
|Training Camp 8||Andrew Van Ginkel|
|Training Camp 9||Christian Wilkins|
|Training Camp 10||Xavien Howard|
We will be making our best effort to track which players receive the orange jersey honor as the offseason progresses. Want to help? Hit us up on Twitter at @thephinsider, or reach out to me directly at @MBrave13, and let us know who is rocking the jersey with pride each day! Fins up!