Reason #2: Plenty of cap space
There is good and bad news when it comes to the financial future of the Miami Dolphins.
The good news is that the Dolphins will likely start the upcoming off season with the most cap space in the league. They will have a few ugly contracts coming off of the books, including those of Will Fuller V, Albert Wilson, and Jacoby Brissett. As of now, Miami should have upwards of $75 million in free money, though they will have to make some tough decisions on guys like Durham Smythe and Elandon Roberts.
The bad news is that the Dolphins and their front office will have to make the correct decisions in free agency in order for the cap space to make any kind of difference on the field. With the future of the current regime being in limbo, we’re not even sure who will be doing the decision-making, and there are big ones to be made. The expiring contract of Mike Gesicki will be a big talking point through the rest of this season and beyond, and Miami would be wise to extend a player that has been one of the few bright spots this season.
Speaking of bright spots, Emmanuel Ogbah’s contract will also be expiring after the current campaign. He could arguably be just as important to the future success of the Dolphins as Gesicki is, and deserves a pay day, whether it comes in Miami or not.