The Miami Dolphins entered the off-season with big decisions needing to be made at the tight end position. How did they do?
The Dolphins didn’t need to make any new additions in free agency, they needed to decide on the futures of two impending free agents. Before free agency began, the Dolphins designated Mike Gesicki as the team’s franchise player. Gesicki signed his “tag” while on his honeymoon somewhere on a Pacific island.
The move to retain Gesicki was one of the best moves the Dolphins made early. Gesicki is a big offensive threat but he will need to play differently in the McDaniel offense where TEs block.
After Gesicki, the Dolphins re-signed Durham Smythe to an extension. Many thought that Smythe was the more important re-sign this off-season at the position given the salary expectations for Gesicki. In the end, it all worked out well for the Dolphins.
With Gesicki and Smythe both under contracts and Gesicki likely to get an extension sometime this year, Miami is in a good position, at the tight end position.
- Free agent grade: A
- Improved roster: No. Miami didn’t improve their TE position, it remains the same but that is a good thing as it keeps continuity on the team.