Todd Gurley, RB, Atlanta Falcons
The Miami Dolphins took a low risk chance on Jordan Howard last season. His lack of burst proved to be a hindrance and he was essentially useless for Miami. Outside of some one yard touchdowns, he did not give the Dolphins much all season. He was subsequently released midseason after a few healthy scratch games.
Falcons’ running back Todd Gurley is in the same boat as Howard. After multiple knee injuries, including arthritis, Gurley is not the back that he once was. The Dolphins are much better served to draft a running back on day two or three of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Brining in Gurley is also a hindrance to Myles Gaskin’s development. Gurley and Gaskin bring you essentially the same thing, but Gurley would be older, less explosive, and more expensive. Taking reps away from Gaskin, a player who showed promise last season, would be unwise for the Dolphins.
If the Dolphins are going to attack the running back position in free agency, adding a younger and healthier player is a much better option. If they choose to pay top dollar for Packers’ running back Aaron Jones, it would not be the best use of their resources, but it would still be better than going after Gurley.