The Miami Dolphins got better at the quarterback position with simple addition and subtraction.
When the Dolphins entered the off-season, the biggest question was whether or not they would stick with Tua Tagovailoa. Would they trade for Deshaun Watson or another quarterback? Would they work some sort of trade that put them in a position to draft one?
As the coaching interviews continued and eventually landed on Mike McDaniel, we found that the Dolphins were indeed sticking with Tua at the most important position on the field. In fact, it was reported often that the new HC would have to accept this, at least for a year.
Entering free agency and the start of the league new year, Miami had the QB they were going to run with but they still needed to get better and that meant finding a replacement for Jacoby Brissett who was not a starting QB.
Miami’s attention had been focused on the backup job for a while if you listen to Mike McDaniel. In his owner’s meeting press conference, McDaniel said that the team had wanted to target Teddy Bridgewater when the market opened. And they did just that. A veteran presence with a lot of upside and the ability to lead a team off the bench, Bridgewater is a starting caliber quarterback when he is healthy.
- Free agent grade: A
- Improved position: Yes – Bridgewater gives Miami a much better QB room