25. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins may be one of the biggest question marks in the early offseason. Adam Gase’s want for a culture change resulted in the trade of Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry and the release of Ndamukong Suh. That’s three of the team’s top players out the door for virtually nothing in return. Fans can rejoice that Jay Cutler is no longer but Ryan Tannehill doesn’t provide much confidence coming off a torn ACL. There were major concerns regarding him even before the injury.
After signing Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson and Josh Sitton, the Dolphins aren’t any better compared to the beginning of the offseason. You could even make a legitimate argument that they’re worse off. Those three signings certainly don’t balance out the talent lost. The interior of the offensive line gets the biggest improvement but that’s about it. Changes on defense still leave much to be desired.
New flash, the division is still run by the Patriots as long as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are together. The Bills are coming off a playoff berth and despite the lack of talent, the Jets are slowly putting the pieces together. They way not finish at the bottom of the AFC East this season but it feels like the Dolphins are watching everyone else take two steps forward while they’re taking two steps back.
Assuming the free agent talent plays up to their expectations, the Dolphins are still a below. 500 team. I’m not sure how you could convince someone otherwise. This team is destined for another losing season and the incompetence of the higher-ups is beginning to show its true colors.