As hard as we tried on Sunday during the Texans game, chanting “Pay that Man” didn’t really catch on with the otherwise subdued crowd at Hard Rock Stadium but fans on social media are making it known that the Miami Dolphins need to get Mike Gesicki under contract beyond this season.
Fans are also starting to believe that Gesicki stands a good chance of walking into free agency after the season in over and no one would blame him. Gesicki is getting better each week and if the Dolphins would feature him in the offense rather than an outlet he would be so much better.
Gesicki is easily a top five tight end in the NFL if can be used right and we know without question that if he leaves after the season, he will become just that. For his part, Gesicki has publicly said he wants to stay with Miami but he also told the media that they have not spoken with his agent about an extension. This despite giving Howard more money, having the most potential cap space than any other team in the league next year, and having spent big money on Jerome Baker and Jason Sanders.
Gesicki is someone Miami can build their offense around. A TE who can line up off tackle, in the slot, and split wide. He is a player that can be a focal point more than an outlet and a player that can open up plays for others. His downside is his blocking which continues to get a little better but far from being perfect.
Making matters worse, the Dolphins drafted TE Hunter Long, a pass catching TE in the third round last season. He has spent most of this year inactive but there is a growing anticipation that Miami views him as the replacement for Gesicki and that would be a big mistake.