3. Leonard Fournette
Miami has Myles Gaskin returning but most of their other running backs could be heading for free agency.
There’s definitely an argument for bringing Duke Johnson back after he averaged 4.6 yards per carry in five games. Then again, the rushing attack was so bad in 2021 there’s an even better argument to try something completely new.
There are other backs out there who could find a home rushing as a complement to Gaskin.
Leonard Fournette is coming off an 812-yard season in Tampa Bay and will be looking to get paid. The Dolphins can afford him and he’d be worth it to Miami as a productive back who can still thrive without top-notch blocking in front of him.
They can also offer him an attractive place in an offense that should be more committed to running the ball. New head coach Mike McDaniel ran a 49ers offense that ran the ball sixth-most in the NFL. He’ll want a back to lean on and Fournette fits the bill.