The labor dispute is actually winding down…according to multiple mainstream media outlets. Many are predicting that a new deal will be done by the end of next week and free agency could begin the following Monday if not sooner. Personally, I will believe it when I see it. When FA does start again, there is expected to be a feeding frenzy for new blood across the NFL, unsigned rookie deals, undrafted free agent signings, and then there is Jason Taylor.
Taylor has a long history as a player for the Miami Dolphins and over the last several years his history with the team has been marred by a “he said, she said, you hurt my feelings” spat. Now, Jason Taylor is set once again to become an unrestricted free agent. Released by the NY Jets prior to the lockout, JT is a man with a home (Miami) but without a team.
Some speculate the Taylor could rejoin the Dolphins as a 3rd down pass rushing specialist. His main issues with the team over the last several years has been directly related to his relationship with Bill Parcells. Parcells is gone and Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano both have much warmer relations with the aging DE/LB.
Taylor however has said that the bridges in Miami were burned and recently stated he would love to return to the NY Jets and Rex Ryan. His play last year was hardly Tayloresque. There is also talk that Taylor could make a visit to Foxboro where Patriot HC Bill Belichick has been trying to woo the former All-Pro north. Whether the Patriots are confident they would get what they need out of the twilight Taylor may be a deal breaker.
For the Dolphins however, Taylor would fill in as part-time player and allow the bubble HOF’er to finish his career in Miami. The question is this. Would the Dolphins fans want the Dolphins team to take Taylor back? Many fans were immediately turned off by Taylor joining the Jets last year and Taylor lost even more fans after his visit to Miami last year that had JT yelling an obscenity to the Dolphins booing fans following a JT sack and dance.
What are your thoughts on JT returning to Miami?