5 Grossly overpaid Miami Dolphins heading into 2023
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins have 26 impending free agents heading into the 2023 season but if they were not overpaying for these players, they could re-sign them all.
Entering the 2023 season, Tyreek Hill and Bradly Chubb alone will account for over $53 million combined against the salary cap. Terron Armstead, Byron, Jones, and Emmanuel Ogbah will account for another $47 million and change. Then, another $32 million will be allotted for three more players.
In total, 8 players will take up more than $10 million of cap space in 2023 and not all of them are worth the coin Miami is paying out for their play. Another 14 players are making close to or over $3 million but under the $10 million threshold.
The Dolphins will have money to spend in 2023 thanks to the NFL’s big jump in salary cap but they will still need to make moves and that could come with cutting several contracts in half or outright releasing the players and eating the dead money. Something Miami has done quite a bit of over the last several years.
If there is some good news, the Dolphins will enter the 2023 season with only $1.02 million in dead money. Chase Edmonds will account for $600k while Solomon Kindley is still on the books for $196K.
Regardless of where they stand, Chris Grier and the executive team has to do a better job with how they are allocating their money and Grier has to be better at identifying talent.