Normally, paying a starting offensive tackle $4.85 million a year would be considered a absolute steal but then again. This is Miami.
The Dolphins are paying Jesse Davis that money and he has been most consistent as allowing edge rushers a free run to the quarterback. Davis isn’t doing well in pass protection and he is doing just as bad in setting the edge in the running game.
The fact that the Dolphins continue to start Davis on the outside only further shows that the Dolphins have not been able to fix their offensive line issues. Blame it on the four offensive line coaches in three years or blame it on the Chris Grier drafts either way, the fact that Davis is the highest paid offensive lineman on the roster says a lot more than even the fact he is starting at all.
Davis will be under contract after the season and into next season as well. Fans thinking that after the year is over, Davis will be gone, will be disappointed. The reality is Davis will have the entire off-season and training camp to show enough to stick around next season and make another $4.6 million in the process. But again, paying that for a backup offensive lineman isn’t really that bad of a deal, the fact he is starting should be a steal, his play, however, is saying something completely different.