When you want to talk about a running back room that is very low risk, very extremely high reward, look no further than the Miami Dolphins.
The biggest thing that is expected to change in this offense is the run game because of coach Mike McDaniel. He is expected to run the same scheme like the one that was run in San Francisco where a great room of diverse running backs led that team to the NFC Championship last season.
Expect no different this year with the Miami Dolphins. As I have already stated, this Miami Dolphins offense will already get light years better simply because of the additions on the outside.
Chase Edmonds is going to (hopefully) become a superstar for the Miami Dolphins now that he will likely command the starting role in the backfield. Edmonds has not had much of a chance to flourish because he has always been stuck behind someone else. Now is his chance.
I think he alone makes this new running back room more dangerous than it has been in quite some time. However, Chase Edmonds could turn out to not even be the biggest splash in this room.
Raheem Mostert, when healthy, has been nearly unstoppable in the backfield for Mike McDaniel. I think he could turn out to be the cherry on top so to say for this speed-filled offense. This team will undoubtedly be the fastest offense in the league, and it will give the Miami Dolphins an element they have never had before.
Mostert will work to get healthy hopefully by the start of the season which is another element that regardless of QB will allow the offense to be dynamic. Chris Grier seemingly filled all his offense’s glaring holes and has given the Miami Dolphins a legitimate shot to make a run here soon.
With all that speed, however, you need some punch back too. That’s where Sony Michel comes into play. The reigning Super Bowl champion will have a lot of elements that will get him into the game.
He is a winner. Coming from the hated New England Patriots and then now from the Los Angeles Rams, he has always found a way to win. Coming to the Miami Dolphins on what seemingly feels like a veteran role he has a big opportunity. He is going to be the running back that will come in and punch it down your throat.
However, he can also bring the element that he does not get a ton of play at, which could be a receiving back on 3rd and short type of situations. Tua Tagovailoa thrives in an RPO-style offense, and Sony Michel is a great addition to the short-run game that will help tremendously in his development.
The last thing for why Tua Tagovailoa does not need to be the answer is because of the veteran additions on defense to an already top unit.