Miami Dolphins: 3 bold predictions for the running backs in ’22

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Miami Dolphins running back prediction #1: Mostert leads in touchdowns

There may not be too many Dolphins fans higher on Raheem Mostert than I am, and that is understandable given his concerning injury history. He has played in just nine games over the last two seasons, including just a single appearance in 2021.

But the reports are that he is healthy, and if he can remain that way, Mostert could become a big part of Miami’s offense this coming season. With the team’s newly-signed trio of veteran running backs, the bulk of the load and expectations won’t be on Mostert’s back, but he could thrive given his familiarity with Mike McDaniel and his system.

It looks as though the new head coach is following a similar blueprint that made his 49ers offense so successful in 2019, which happened to be the best and most productive season of Mostert’s career. It was his healthiest campaign, and he was able to produce nearly 800 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns while being an equal part in a three-pronged attack.

If McDaniel and the Dolphins are able to even come close to replicating the success of that 49ers team that eventually went to the Super Bowl, then it shouldn’t surprise anyone if Raheem Mostert is a big factor in that. In fact, he could even lead the team in rushing touchdowns when all is said and done.