The Miami Dolphins came into the 2018 NFL season with very little expectations on them, as they failed to make the playoffs last season. In 2017, the team had to roll with Jay Cutler at quarterback when Ryan Tannehill blew out his knee over the summer, and it really stunted the growth they made when they made playoffs in 2016.
In addition, the team got rid of a ton of veteran talent this offseason, saying goodbye to guys like Ndamukong Suh and Jarvis Landry, leaving some untested players to take over their spots. However, if Week 1 is any indication, the Dolphins just may surprise some people this season, much like they did to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
While the Dolphins may not be a playoff team yet, they will likely be picking in the middle of the first round if Tannehill takes care of the ball like he did Sunday. With that pick, they should look to add some talent on the defensive line, and Jeffrey Simmons from Mississippi State would be a nice replacement for Suh up front.
The plan in Miami is pretty clear, as they are looking to get younger on the roster. A lot of the egos are gone, and with a solid head coach in place in Adam Gase, there is no reason why this team cannot return to the playoffs, if not this year, than next.