Miami Dolphins 2022 offseason review

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The Miami Dolphins are hellbent on finding out if they can move forward with Tua Tagovailoa or not. The first thing they did was add a head coach that is known for getting the most out of quarterbacks.

Miami Dolphins offensive changes

The quick-strike passing game that Mike McDaniel ran with San Francisco should fit Tagovailoa well, but if not, they already secured themselves with a backup quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater is not a franchise game-changer, but if things go poorly with Tagovailoa, they can turn to Bridgewater to possibly keep the season alive.

At running back, they re-did the whole room. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed went from getting starting work to being the fifth and sixth options.

Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Sony Michel, and Quan White are all added from the new regime as players who were not here last season. Even Alec Ingold was added as a fullback to complete the completely new group.

While Mike McDaniel will help us learn more about Tagovailoa, the big addition that will answer whether he is the man is Tyreek Hill. With Hill in addition to Jaylen Waddle the Dolphins now have the fastest duo in the NFL, and possibly the most talented as well. Waddle went from a leading wideout as a rookie to being clearly behind Hill in the pecking order. The team also swapped Devante Parker out and brought in names such as Cedrick Wilson, Erik Ezukanma and Trent Sherfield to revamp another room overnight.

On the line, Liam Eichenberg was at left tackle, but with Terron Armstead added, he is expected to move to right tackle. This will allow Robert Hunt to slide into right guard permanently. The Dolphins also signed Connor Williams, who should push former first-round pick Austin Jackson out of the starting lineup.

Miami Dolphins defense

On defense, most of their front seven were brought back, although Melvin Ingram was just added for depth. Still, Christian Wilkins and Jaelen Phillips are former first-round picks, and they just extended Emmanuel Ogbah. Depth is rounded out by Raekwon Davis and Zach Sieler.

Changes started to show at linebacker where Elandon Roberts is still around but may be replaced by Channing Tindall, a rookie from Georgia.

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In the secondary, Xavien Howard, and Byron Jones will man the outside while the team can shuffle Jevon Holland, Brandon Jones, and Eric Rowe at safety, with all three having slot capabilities as well.