The Miami Dolphins are trying to surround quarterback Ryan Tannehill with as many weapons as they possibly can, which is why they’ve agreed to terms with former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gibson and the Dolphins agreed to a three-year deal on Friday.
Former Rams WR Brandon Gibson agreed to terms with Dolphins. Miami active.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
Gibson had been linked to the Dolphins early on in free agency but he decided to see if he could drum up any interest elsewhere. The New York Jets bit on the interest in Gibson and were very close to him according to reports. But rather than sign with the Jets, Gibson is joining what could end up being one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL is everything pans out correctly.
Prior to signing in Miami, it was reported that Gibson was being viewed as the Dolphins potential backup plan in case top target Mike Wallace was snatched up by the Minnesota Vikings. But now the Dolphins have both the players they coveted and have also signed tight end Dustin Keller to a deal as well. Miami believes in Ryan Tannehill and in him being the future of the team, and nothing lends credit to that theory more than the money the Dolphins are stuffing into the offense.