His upcoming pay day may not be as large as the other guys mentioned on our list, but Mack Hollins has certainly made the case for a new contract with his play over the last couple of seasons.
Listed as a wide receiver on the depth chart, Hollins has made his living primarily as a special teams specialist during his two full seasons in Miami, an area in which he has thrived. But he also has a knack for catching some of the biggest passes for the Dolphins over the last couple of years, including the Ryan Fitzpatrick’s miracle throw against the Las Vegas Raiders last season.
Hollins has had a few extra opportunities in 2021 due to injury issues with the wide receivers, but still regularly plays less than 30 percent of offensive snaps. His 12 catches on the year isn’t something that pops off of the page, but a quarter of all of his receptions have gone for touchdowns, including a 65-yard score against the Jets.
Money will be spent on the wide receiver group, no doubt. The Dolphins may be able to shed some cash depending on the future of DeVante Parker, and it will be a position of need during the upcoming off season. Mack Hollins won’t be the premiere name that Miami signs, but he may earn himself a few million dollars on a new deal. Given the amount of cap space that the team will have, giving a modest contract to a special teams producer who is a fan favorite and has a knack for the big play would not be a bad way to spend their money.