Melvin Gordon To Miami?


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Miami needs to value the RB position and if rumors are true that free agent RB Melvin Gordon and the Dolphins have mutual interest the Dolphins NEED to do what ever they can to make it happen. I trust Chris Grier and he will be fair in making a deal happen if Gordan is reasonable. The Dolphins are not opposed to paying market value and here is why they should make this marriage happen.

There are certain positions on a team that are truly worth paying for and RB is one. Some fans have devalued the positions as well as some teams. With the erroneous reasoning that  you can get a RB in any round. When you think of the ELITE RB’s in the league one thing they have in common, they were drafted high and paid off.

  • Saquon Barkley (NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
  • Christian McCaffrey NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
  • Ezekiel Elliott (NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
  • Todd Gurley (NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1

I dare any of my fellow Dolphins fans to deny wanting any of these RB’s even Todd Gurley is an upgrade over our leading rusher last season, what was his name? Oh. Yes! Ryan Fitzpatrick! Even though he was not the first RB taken in his draft class Melvin Gordon will eventually prove to be the better choice over Todd Gurley.

  • Melvin Gordon (NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15

It’s a  no-brainer that Miami not only should show interest but they SHOULD get a deal done. Elite RB’s like Gordon can make the O-line do better and is an instant companion to a young QB as he develops. Either Josh Rosen or some other young QB that the Dolphins entrust the future with will appreciate having a top RB on the roster.

It’s high time you fans out there who seem to not value the RB and are looking to solve it by drafting a RB in the later rounds or sign a cheap team friendly RB to the roster  I ask you this….what has it gotten the Dolphins so far in the last 20 years?

Melvin Gordon can run and catch the ball very well he has proven to be durable and all he needs to be happy is to be shown some appreciation and Miami is primed to do just that.

It is my sole desire to have an all Wisconsin backfield as I also want the Dolphins to draft Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin as well as the RB position has proven to be extremely valuable this past season, as the top rushing teams did very well.

  1. Baltimore Ravens 3,296 rushing yards, averaged 206 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  2. San Francisco 49ers 2,305 rushing yards, averaged 144 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  3. Tennessee Titans 2,223 rushing yards, averaged 139 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  4. Seattle Seahawks 2200 rushing yards, averaged 137.5 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  5. Dallas Cowboys 2153 rushing yards, averaged 134.6 RYPG (Should Have Made The Playoffs)
  6. Minnesota Vikings 2133 rushing yards, averaged 133.3 RYPG (Did Not Make The Playoffs)
  7. Indianapolis Colts 2130 rushing yards, averaged 133.1 RYPG (Did Not Make The Playoffs)
  8. Buffalo Bills 2054 rushing yards, averaged 128.4 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  9. Houston Texans 2009 rushing yards, averaged 128.4 RYPG (Made The Playoffs)
  10. Arizona Cardinals 2009 rushing yards, averaged 128.4 RYPG (Did Not Make The Playoffs)

6 out of the 10 teams listed here made the playoffs and the 11th team not on the list the Philadelphia Eagles also made the playoffs, that shows how important the running game is towards making the playoffs.

Getting an elite RB like Melvin Gordon can be one hole plugged of many needed to turn Miami’s fortunes around and hopefully we will see Melvin Gordon in Miami’s backfield this 2020 season.

Melvin Gordon’s Career Stats:

ATT
YDS
AVG
TD
REC
YDS
AVG
TD
1,059
4,240
4.0
36
224
1,873
8.4
11

Melvin Gordon is 26 years old and in the prime of his career his best days are ahead of him and he will have a little chip on his shoulders from the way the Chargers dogged him out!

Make it happen Miami!

A 4 year 28-30 million deal is about where both sides could agree to.

Fins Up!

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