Miami Dolphins: 5 best wide receiver seasons since 2000

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#2: 2019 DeVante Parker – 72 catches, 1,202 yards, 9 touchdowns

He will be playing for the division rival New England Patriots during 2022, but DeVante Parker was Miami’s longest-tenured player, and he holds the title for the best season by a Dolphins wide receiver since 2000.

It took unusually long for Parker to emerge as the #1 pass catcher that the team envisioned him being when they selected him in the first round of the 2015 Draft. But when he did and was able to remain healthy, he was a special player for Miami.

The 2019 Dolphins’ season was rough. They were thought to be one of the worst teams to ever take an NFL field during the early part of the schedule and even chose to have Josh Rosen start three games at quarterback. But despite the turnover and turmoil, Parker was able to thrive.

In his best (and healthiest) season as a pro, Parker amassed 1202 yards on 72 catches in 16 games. But it was his touchdown numbers that stood out. He had 9 scores in 2019, more than double his previous career-high, and equal to the number of touchdowns he had in his first four years combined.

Parker was easily the most reliable target for Ryan Fitzpatrick that year and was a big reason for Miami’s strong finish and upset of the Patriots in Week 17.