The Miami Dolphins 2022 free agents could have major impacts on the team’s roster if they can’t get some of these players locked to longer deals.
For Chris Grier, building a winning franchise that will have a long-term impact on the AFC East is his priority but he has spent a lot of time and money on short contracts that are one and two-year deals. Next year, there will be more than a few impact players that could hit free agency and if they do, the roster could see a big shake-up.
Grier is banking on Brian Flores and his coaching staff being able to develop the younger players that are drafted and if he succeeds, then the impact won’t be as big or detrimental to the growth of the team.
The Dolphins are in year three of their rebuild now and should be competing for the playoffs at the end of this season or at the very least a legitimate contender next year. For all the draft capital Grier has amassed, they have to hit on these players and that means they have to develop them.
Miami was set up nicely this past off-season losing only a handful of players. Most notably, Kyle Van Noy was released but the Dolphins opted to not re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, Davon Godchaux, Matt Haack, Ted Karras, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Julien Davenport, and Matt Breida. They also released Bobby McCain last week.
Next year, that list of players that make up the impending list is going to be longer and potentially more impactful should these players leave. Here is a look at the impending free-agent class and the impact each player leaving could have.