The Miami Dolphins are not committing to keeping star Kiko Alonso as their starting middle linebacker but instead will weigh this offseason whether moving him to an outside linebacker spot is best for the defense.
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and likely season MVP Matt Ryan give the NFL perhaps its most pedigreed final four ever at the quarterback position. It invites teams that didn't get this far, including Miami, to assess if they are good enough in the league's air-first era.
The Dolphins’ emphasis will be on defense, but a few issues need resolution on offense: 1) Sorting out tight end; 2) Re-signing Kenny Stills or finding a replacement if bidding for Stills goes too high for Miami’s liking; and 3) upgrading at right guard.
The Miami Dolphins are not certain whether quarterback Ryan Tannehill needs knee surgery or not — and that raises the possibility the team’s offseason and possibly next season will start with a huge question mark.
Although backup Matt Moore played well in starter Ryan Tannehill absence, leading the Dolphins to three wins in five games, the Miami Dolphins plan to hand the reins of the offense back to Tannehill in 2017 without any sort of quarterback competition.
The Miami Dolphins are bracing for the loss of defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who is interviewing for multiple head coach jobs this week. The team has identified linebacker coach Matt Burke as a favorite to replace Joseph.