Miami Dolphins 2023 free agents and who should get extensions

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The Miami Dolphins should seriously consider getting these players under a new contract before next season.

Andrew Van Ginkel

Van Ginkel has played well for the Dolphins and given Miami’s linebacker depth, it wouldn’t be wise to let a talented and still developing linebacker and pass rusher leave. Van Ginkel isn’t going to break Miami’s proverbial bank but if he puts up big numbers in 2022, his price tag is going to go higher. If I were the Dolphins, I would get an extension done by the start of the season.

Nik Needham

Needham is playing on another one-year deal but it’s time to give him some security, he has earned it. He won’t be expensive and a two-year deal without guarantees is likely enough to keep around. He adds value to the depth in the secondary and continues to improve as a nickel back.

Thomas Morstead

Morstead would enter his 15th NFL season in 2023 and is playing on a veteran minimum salary this year. His production has been solid over his career and consistent so there is no reason to believe that he won’t continue to be of value in the position. At this point in his career, Morstead isn’t going to bring in a huge contract or even an above-average one but getting him signed for a year or two will be both cost-effective and smart for Miami.