The Miami Dolphins have two versatile running backs who are also wide receivers and one of them can play quarterback but it is too much?
Malcolm Perry and Lynn Bowden, Jr. have similar skill sets and that has left many wondering how they fit into the Dolphins offense, together. The Dolphins list Bowden, Jr. as a wide receiver but he is also a running back. The same could be said for Perry who is also a quarterback. Yet both are on the team and there are too many other players at other positions that need to be kept. Keeping both of these guys seems like a luxury the Dolphins are trying to afford.
In 2020, Perry caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. He rushed three times for five yards in 9 games. Conversely, Bowden rushed 9 times for 32 yards while posting 28 receptions for 211 yards in 10 games.
Both players have the potential to elevate the offense but right now, they are both learning how to play at this level. Both will enter their 2nd seasons this year and both are hoping to make a push for the final 53 but there may not be too much room for both of them.
The Dolphins could let this competition play out on special teams to see if one can rise to the challenge of returning kicks. Interestingly enough, it was Bowden he threw a pass last year and not the former QB, Perry.
The Dolphins will need to decide if they can keep both but the roster is pretty tight with WRs and given the fact that neither player seems to be head and shoulders above the other, Miami has to ask if Bowden warrants the spot because they traded for him or Perry does because the drafted him. Either way, they will likely have to make a decision that inevitably ends with one of them being released.