It feels weird writing this, as Myles Gaskin was poised to be Miami’s RB1 to start the year after a promising 2020 season.
In 2020, Gaskin had 972 total yards and five touchdowns. Not bad for a seventh-round running back!
2021, everyone, including the Dolphins, had hoped for Gaskin to take a step forward.
That did not happen.
Gaskin has seven touchdowns this season, so some people may feel that keeping him would be smart. However, it just comes down to the waste of a roster space for me. You know what you have in Gaskin, and you know you can replace his limited production easily.
Miami claimed Phillip Lindsay and signed Duke Johnson during the year. Both of these guys weren’t even on the roster long, and you could see how much better they were than Gaskin.
Miami also signed Malcolm Brown in the offseason and drafted Gerrid Doaks. If you don’t believe me that Gaskin isn’t the guy, just look at what the Dolphins have done.
They had to add four running backs because they clearly did not believe in Gaskin, and deservedly so. Gaskin averages 3.6 yards per carry this year and has a career average of 3.8 yards per carry.
Gaskin has had some bright moments in Miami, but it’s time for Miami to find a legit running, so this should be Gaskins’ last game in Miami.