Miami Dolphins: 3 players who could improve statistically in 2022

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Miami Dolphins player who should improve #2: Mike Gesicki

Mike Gesicki has had some solid seasons for the Dolphins early on in his career, but we are still waiting for the official breakout season from the tight end. He has gone over 700 yards in each of the past two seasons and scored 6 touchdowns in 2020, but he has yet to enter the conversation for top-5 in the league at his position, something he is fully capable of.

Could 2022 finally be the year? There are going to be plenty of mouths to feed in the Dolphins’ offense and only one ball to go around, but that could work for Gesicki’s benefit.

He has been one of the premier weapons for an offense that has lacked wide receiver depth as well as competent play calling. But his new teammates will be commanding tons of attention from opposing defenses, and his new coach will have a system that could benefit the tight end position. That combination could mean a hefty increase in Gesicki’s statistical output.

To add a little more fuel to his fire, Gesicki will be in a contract year in 2022, as he will be playing the season on a franchise tag. Bigger numbers always equal a bigger payday.