The Miami Dolphins look good for future thanks to Chris Grier

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The Miami Dolphins only have two players that must be re-signed in 2023 but that doesn’t mean they don’t have others who should be back.

One guy that stands out is Nik Needham. Needham was brought back on a one-year deal this off-season and it is a good move for Miami. Now, they may want to consider locking him longer if he has another quality season. Needham is never going to be a top corner in the league but he is becoming one of the most reliable defensive backs and another extension should be coming his way.

Elandon Roberts – Roberts provides Miami with quality depth and at a relatively low cost. He will be almost 30 years old by the time the 2023 season rolls around so a longer deal won’t be likely but another one year or even a two-year deal with incentives is good enough to bring him back.

Sam Eguavoen – You can basically insert what I wrote above about Roberts.

Michael Dieter – The 2023 season could be a big one for the Dolphins’ starting center. If he continues to improve, the Dolphins would be smart to bring him back but if we are being honest, it is likely that the Dolphins would let him walk and try to replace him in the draft. Dieter could go either way but for now, I’m leaning towards the Dolphins needing to keep him beyond 2022.

Andrew Van Ginkel – AVG isn’t going to sign a one-year deal next off-season to stay in Miami. He won’t command a huge contract that gives him four years but he could sign and two or three-year deal that carries a lot of incentives, some guarantees, and a future in Miami to continue his development.