A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I thought the Dolphins might be in a win-now mode after their trade for Jarvis Landri.
Landri has been a huge part of Miami’s offensive success, as they have outscored opponents by an average of 20.1 points per game since the start of the season.
It’s a big deal when a player who is such a huge contributor to the team is traded away for less than $8 million per year.
I think it’s safe to say that Landri will be a big part of what the Dolphins will be doing this season, so the fact that he was traded away isn’t a huge surprise.
What is a big surprise, though, is the fact he was given a big payday.
Landri was signed to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million per season, and that was before he received a contract extension in March.
Since then, he has averaged 6.5 yards per carry, 1.5 touchdowns, and 1.2 receptions per game.
It was a big year for Landri, and it’s not going to hurt that he’s a former Pro Bowler.
But the Dolphins don’t really have a proven rushing back to go along with Landri in the backfield, and Landri was still able to score points when he was on the field.
The Dolphins could’ve easily used that money on someone else to fill the void, but they didn’t.
The team has to decide what they’re going to do with Landry, and the best way to do that is by giving him a big contract.
What I really like about the deal is that it was the Dolphins first ever contract for a running back, so they’re not going after a running-back who has already played a ton of snaps.
The contract was signed by Miami’s general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who also happens to be a former quarterback who helped lead the Patriots to their Super Bowl victory.
It would make sense for the Dolphins to try to get a return on their investment, but this is a team that has the talent to make the move.
When it comes to the Dolphins, the offense has always been their biggest problem.
They rank 27th in yards per game allowed, and they’ve allowed an average total of 20 points per contest.
Their passing offense ranks 28th in total yards per attempt, and their passing offense has scored 17.3 points per night in the last five games.
I don’t think they can get back to their winning ways without a lot of help on offense.
The Dolphins need a running game, and with that, they are going to need a quarterback who can take advantage of their passing game.
They’ll be looking to draft a quarterback this offseason, but with Ryan Tannehill and Ryan Nassib on the roster, I think they’ll likely find someone that fits into the mold of Tanneill and Nassib.
I know the Dolphins have been known to get aggressive in free agency, so I think Tanneills value will likely increase as the offseason progresses.
I like what the Miami Dolphins did with the contract for Landry.
The money is great, but the value is what makes this deal so valuable.
The signing of Landri also gives Miami some additional depth at running back.
That’s something the team didn’t have with Lando, and I’m excited to see what this team can do with him.
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