Miami Dolphins: Ideal Mike McDaniel off-season plan
By Pablo Rosero
Priority number one is bringing back Mike Gesicki
One of the most important players during Mike McDaniel’s tenure with the 49ers was tight end George Kittle. His offense took a dynamic tight end and used him to the most of his potential. Kittle’s pass and run blocking and his receiving skills helped push the 49ers along, something that could be possible with Mike Gesicki.
Currently, Gesicki is set to hit free agency as he doesn’t have a long-term deal with the team. Priority number one in free agency should be securing Gesicki to a long-term deal.
The 6-foot-6 tight end was one of Tagovailoa’s favorite targets during the season, but his lack of consistency was worrisome. In some games, Gesicki would have 5 or more targets and then in some games, he would have less than two targets.
He consistently made big plays for the Dolphins when he was targeted and was an ideal red-zone threat for the team.
The biggest question mark might be the log jam the Dolphins have at the position. The team might let Gesicki walk because of having 2021 third-round pick Hunter Long, Durham Smyth, and Adam Shaheen on the roster.
Gesicki is the best option at tight end, and he’ll be the best tight end on the market this offseason. The Dolphins cannot let Gesicki hit the open market, whether that is with a long-term deal or the franchise tag.