2. Terron Armstead is the most important player acquisition of the off season for the Miami Dolphins
The number one priority for the Miami Dolphins going in to the off season was obvious: fix the offensive line.
The team was able to sign Connor Williams away from the Cowboys during the first days of free agency, but the big prize came a week later as the Dolphins were able to land ESPN’s #1 ranked free agent.
Terron Armstead spent the last nine seasons protecting Drew Brees and opening holes for the running game in New Orleans, and Miami was able to sign him to a five-year, $75 million deal to be that same guy in Miami. He immediately becomes the best piece of the offensive line, and will be used creatively in coach McDaniel’s offensive scheme, both in the passing and running games.
Most importantly, he can give quarterback Tua Tagovailoa both peace of mind and time to throw, two things that were lacking for essentially all of last season. All of the pretty new toys that grace the Dolphins offensive depth chart won’t mean much of anything if the front line is as leaky as it was in 2021, but Armstead is a great step in the right direction in trying to avoid that problem.