5 Grossly overpaid Miami Dolphins heading into 2023
By Brian Miller
Cedrick Wilson, Jr. may have the worst contract of all the Miami Dolphins players listed above and the team may have to eat it all.
Does Wilson have a future in Miami after the poor showing this past year? He almost has to. Wilson’s addition to the team was applauded in March, 2022 but his 2022 season didn’t bring many cheers. He was outplayed by Trent Sherfield in the offense and made only a few plays on special teams as a return guy.
His use and production didn’t come close to his contract and in 2023, he is set to count $8 million against the Dolphins cap.
Releasing him would give Miami a $7 million dollar burger to eat with a savings of only $1 million. They could designate him a June 1st cut but only one player can get that tag and if anyone will it should be Jones.
We can’t be certain why Wilson’s production and use was so bad this year but if he is around in 2023, and I suspect given his contract he will be, he needs to be used a lot more.
Wilson’s big contract netted him 12 receptions for 136 yards and no touchdowns. That is not getting your value out of a deal…kind of like what Miami got with Mike Gesicki and his franchise tag and then not using him.