This is where it really starts to get interesting. Remember a few years back the Dolphins gave Brian Hartline a contract North of $7 million? Well Jarvis Landry is going to want a lot more than than. Landry is signed under his rookie deal through the 2017 season but it would not be surprising to see him ask for a new deal at the end of this season.
Kenny Still has looked a lot better in this offense than he did in Bill Lazor’s last year. Stills is on the final year of his rookie deal and unless his season is just mediocre he likely won’t be back in 2017. The good news is that the Dolphins already addressed this issue when they signed Leonte Carroo.
The biggest issue for the Dolphins in the coming two season is Landry.
Dion Sims and Cameron Jordan both should be looking for work at the end of the season. Jordan is already running out of time and his contract is up at year’s end. If he has a great season, he will want a bigger contract. If he has an average season, the Dolphins won’t retain him.
2017 will likely be an all in off-season to find two new tight-ends and the lack of depth on the roster and practice squad says the Dolphins won’t be looking internally for those replacements.
Sims on the other hand could surprise and thrive in the Adam Gase offense. After all, Gase made a name of a then unknown Julius Thomas.
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