Miami Dolphins value contract #3: Durham Smythe
The big tight end news of the off season was the tagging of Mike Gesicki, but bringing back Durham Smythe could prove to be just as important.
Smythe was the most reliable target for the Dolphins in 2021, having a better catch percentage than any other tight end or wide reliever. He is a far better blocker than Gesicki as well, which will prove to be very valuable in McDaniel’s offense.
Smythe will get a raise for the 2023 season, but his cap hit for 2022 comes in at a cool $2.75 million.
Miami Dolphins value contract #4: Robert Hunt
Robert Hunt was pretty much the only offensive lineman who wasn’t below average-to-terrible last season. The second-year player out of Louisiana was the fourth player that the Miami Dolphins selected in the 2020 draft, and he may end up being the longest tenured of the bunch if things don’t go well with the quarterback.
As it stands today, Hunt will be just the 5th highest paid lineman, as he is owed just $2.2 million while still on his rookie contract. If he continues to have positive production alongside his new running mates up front, then he could earn a nice pay day from Miami. But until then, Hunt will be owed less than $5 million over the next two seasons combined.