Miami Dolphins: 10 observations from Week 9 win over Bears
4. All aboard the Jeff Wilson Jr. train
The trade for Bradley Chubb dominated the headlines for Miami during the trade deadline madness, but it was their other mid-week acquisition who made the biggest impact in his first game in a Dolphins uniform.
Jeff Wilson Jr. evenly split carries with Raheem Mostert with nine a piece, but Wilson Jr. was easily the more productive running back. He had 51 rushing yards on the day, including a nice 28-yard scamper that looked like the big play the Dolphins have been waiting for in their run game. He caught three passes as well, racking up 21 yards and running a Tagovailoa toss in to the end zone for six points.
5. Cedrick Wilson Jr. actually contributed
The newest Wilson Jr. had a nice day in the rushing game, but the Wilson Jr. that has been a disappointment for Miami all season actually contributed to the offense on Sunday. Cedrick Wilson Jr. had just four catches coming in to the game against the Bears, but had his name called a couple of times and caught two passes from Tagovailoa for a total of 23 yards.
Any production from Wilson Jr. is a plus at this point, given the dominance of Hill and Waddle and the emergence of Trent Sherfield as the apparent third wide receiver. His price tag will be an ugly stain all season unless he turns things around at a miracle pace, but seeing him actually catch passes was s breath of fresh air.