5 free agents the Miami Dolphins should take a long look at
By Matt Serniak
This free agent may be more of a pipe dream than something that can actually happen. I say this because I really don’t think the Chargers are going to let go of one of Justin Herbert’s favorite targets. That’s something Miami would do. But if Miami throws more money at him, it’s possible. It wouldn’t be the first time somebody took more money to go to Miami Florida.
I think the Dolphins are going to trade or release DeVante Parker this offseason. I wouldn’t because he’s cheap and when he is on the field, he’s a difference-maker. But I can easily appreciate the argument to try and get anything for him and that relying on him is a fool’s game.
Mike Williams has been a very solid and reliable receiver for the Chargers over the last three seasons. Every week it seems like we see a highlight of Williams catching a bomb and scoring a TD. This past year was Williams’ best season as a pro. He had 76 catches for 1,146 and 9 TDs. That’s 15.1 per catch. Yes, he had Justin Herbert throwing him the ball, who has a rocket arm, but still 15 yards a catch is wild. That puts him around 5th in the league with receivers that have more than 70 catches.
Basically, Williams would be DeVante Parker if Parker played every game. Williams has missed only eight games in his five-year career compared to Parker’s eleventy-billion games.
Unfortunately, signing Williams will be tough due to him probably not wanting to leave Los Angeles and Justin Herbert to go play with a guy that can barely throw it 40 yards, with any kind of velocity. Also, the contract he’s going to command will be huge. But if the Dolphins do want to help Tua out or whoever is the quarterback in a year, bringing in Mike Williams will do exactly that. Him, Jaylen Waddle, Lynn Bowden Jr, and others would be pretty good.
The Dolphins need as many qualified offensive linemen as they can get. Yes, Brandon Scherff is a right guard by trade which means if Miami signs him away from Washington it means that Big Bob Hunt would have to slide to left guard putting Austin Jackson to the bench. But I’m fine with that and I think everyone would be as well. I think Robert Hunt can handle that.
Scherff is a road grader that will open up running lanes for whoever the running back is. He’s also solid in pass protection. He was selected to the pro-bowl but will not play in that very important contest due to having an injury. I don’t think the injury is too severe.
Getting Scherff marked the whole offensive line better. Yes, guys might be playing positions that they didn’t last year but I have faith they will adjust and not really drop off. After what happened last year, any upgrades along the offensive line will be appreciated. It really can’t any worse.