With Adam Gase taking over the Miami Dolphins, developing an offense to allow Ryan Tannehill to succeed is the top priority. Tannehill signed a contract that makes him part of the franchise for at least two more seasons and the Dolphins are going to hope that he can be the next quarterback Gase improves. In order for that to happen, the Dolphins must evaluate the talent around Tannehill as certain players could be let go as a result.
One thing is clear; Miami has their top two receivers already in place. Jarvis Landry returned for his second season and proved he is a very worthy No.1 receiver. Parker came on late in the season to show that his potential is high and he can be the right-hand man with Landry. Parker's rookie season got off to a bad start thanks to a foot injury. He then struggled to make an impact before finally improving as a starter. The ceiling of potential is high for the receiver heading into next season.
"It felt pretty good just coming through what I've been through," Parker said, via the Palm Beach Post. "I had to be patient. I had to wait. And by the end of the season I was able to produce and help this team. I had to stay in it mentally. I talked to people and they said to stay patient and my time would come soon."
Now the question becomes who else will be in the offense with those two. Things are not looking good for Greg Jennings. The veteran receiver had 19 catches last season making very little impact on the field. He is on the books for $4 million next year with a $5.5 million cap charge. What Jennings lacks on the field, he makes up for in leadership. However, he is overpaid in that regard and ESPN.com believes if someone is getting cut, it could be him.
Jordan Cameron is another player having his future being put into debate. The tight end was a big free agent signing last year, but he only put up 386 yards and three touchdowns. It was a lack luster year for the veteran who is on the books for $7.5 million in 2016 with a $9.5 million cap charge. The Cameron experiment really did not work, but is there a better option? Cameron is overpaid, but he could turn things around with Gase as the head coach.
Most of the roster moves will be made with Lamar Miller and Rishard Matthews in mind. Both players are set to become free agents after playing critical roles on the team in 2015. Miller is eyeing the best fit for him while Matthews is aiming to get paid. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins have not ruled out the return of either player and actually would be wise to give them the money they want. Contract demands will be the biggest factor in whether or not Miller or Matthews come back to South Beach.