The Miami Dolphins are set to begin a new era in their franchise. With the 5th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, they’re expected to take a quarterback of the future. The jury is still out on who that might be but all fingers are pointing to Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama. While that’s a wise decision, there are still other holes the team must fill.
The Dolphins will enter the draft stacked with picks. That’s more than enough to get gaps filled but let’s not forget free agency. The Dolphins could still use a wide receiver. The offensive line could use some help and while the defense played well, they may want to look into a pass rusher.
However, their main area of concern is who will take handoffs from their new quarterback? Will they go with the core they had last season with Kalen Ballage and Patrick Laird or will they look to a rookie or a veteran? If I’m the Dolphins and my rushing game was led by my 37-year old quarterback, I’m reaching out to Melvin Gordon.
While Gordon can still resign with the Los Angeles Chargers, many expect him to test the free agent market. With Philip Rivers and the Chargers going their separate ways, Gordon may see the writing on the wall for the only team he’s ever played for and may want to find solace in either a winner or an up and coming team. This is where the Dolphins’ front office must do their jobs.
Here are 2 huge reasons why the Miami Dolphins must sign Melvin Gordon.