Should the Miami Dolphins be looking for a replacement for Eric Rowe?
One of the most consistent players and producers on the Miami Dolphins defense over the last three seasons, Eric Rowe remains on the roster. There was speculation that the Dolphins might move on from him in 2022, given that he had been under the tutelage of Brian Flores for the past six years.
The emergence of Brandon Jones and the 0 blitz packages that Miami used last season forced Rowe out of favor a bit, as he played just 25 percent of defensive snaps over the team’s final two games after playing 50 percent or more in eight of the previous fifteen contests.
It is apparent that Rowe had fallen out of favor, and his ultra-low dead cap hit is the reason behind the personal call for the team to move on from him. The Dolphins would save nearly $5 million by cutting or trading him, which could be money that is spent on an upgrade at the position.
This scenario could certainly play out on Draft Night, though that doesn’t mean that the only option for replacement would be a college prospect. Perhaps there is a veteran available on a team that covets a late-third-round pick.
Rowe is currently listed second on the strong safety depth chart.