The writing may already be on the wall for Mike Gesicki and his future with the Miami Dolphins. The fourth-year tight end has a contract that expires this off season, and what once seemed like a no-brainer decision to re-sign him is now questionable. While the Dolphins were fighting for their playoff lives and looking for contributions from anywhere, Gesicki’s numbers and production took a dive.
It may have been some kind of genius plan, to limit Gesicki’s late-season opportunities and potentially drive down his price tag. Or maybe the coordinators wanted to get other guys involved, knowing that he’s already as good as gone.
Whether he wants to re-up in Miami or is looking for greener grasses elsewhere, Sunday will be a big day for Gesicki. He hasn’t scored a touchdown or gone over 55 yards since Week 7, which is not ideal in a contract season. He must do the most with his chances that he is given, as having a big statistical day could help him in securing the financial future that he desires. And if it is his last game in a Miami Dolphins uniform, then it would be nice to see him put up a big day and beat the Patriots one last time.