Jaylen Waddle chasing history
Jaylen Waddle has been one of the bright spots on the Miami Dolphins offense this season, and he will look to make history on Sunday afternoon.
If Waddle is able to catch just three passes against the Patriots, he will become the NFL’s all-time leader in catches for a rookie, and will pass Anquan Boldin’s 2003 performance in the process. Two weeks ago, it looked as though Waddle would surpass Boldin without issue, and perhaps even with a game left to play. But after piling up 36 catches in his previous four games, Waddle had just three grabs against the Titans, his second-lowest total of the season.
He will look to bounce back against the Patriots, who will be ready for Miami feeding the ball to their rookie wide out. Waddle had 4 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting between the teams, which was his NFL debut as well. He has only progressed positively since, and will have a far larger target on his back this coming Sunday than he did in Week 1.
Look for the Dolphins to feed Waddle early and often. Perhaps if they can get him the record in the first quarter or first half, then they can focus on winning and turning the season in to a positive one in the win column.