The Miami Dolphin’s third-year tight end needs to continue to have his number called with Williams out.
3. Mike Gesicki
11 targets, 9 receptions, 88 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown
This was the performance I have been waiting to see from the duo of Gesicki and Tagovailoa.
On Sunday, Gesicki led the team in every important receiving category and scored the Dolphin only touchdown of the afternoon. The extremely athletic and talented Penn State product needs to see the ball more, especially being down Williams.
In many situations, Gesicki is a mismatch. Corners are too little to stick with him, and linebackers are too slow. Not only is that a case, but Gesicki was also efficient with his targets this week and continues to impress when he is involved.
Gesicki got the pleasure of watching Rob Gronkowski from the sidelines for his first season when the Dolphin played the Patriots. On Sunday, he’ll get to watch Travis Kelce, arguably the best tight end in the entire league right now.
The only thing that I believe separates Gesicki and Kelce? Targets and the way he is used in the offense. It is difficult to sit here and say Gesicki is as good, but he is as athletic and a pretty good pass catcher.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Dolphins will continue to use Gesicki in the offense to this level, but I believe it is the best option with or without Williams on the field.