Was Miami Dolphins 2022 Free Agency Part 1 A Success?

Miami Lands The Big One

He was the number one target of many Dol-Fans, in fact quite a few had said if they failed to sign him free agency this year would be a failure. 

The number one OT in free agency Terron Armstead, T, New Orleans Saints visited Miami and things went silent and I was concerned that the Saints were hoping to see any offers and try to match it and get him back or some other team lurking in the background. 

All fears are gone as Miami signed top OT Terron Armstead to a 5-year deal worth $75 Million Dollars. 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the deal is for five years, $75 million with almost $44 million in guaranteed money. 

Miami Purchase a Cheetah! 

Shortly after landing the Top Free Agent OT, Dolphins GM Chris Grier made a deal that shocked everyone when he traded for WR Tyreek Hill making him the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history in a move that shocked and stunned everyone from KC to Miami as fans weigh in on the trade: 

Miami trades 5 draft picks to the Kansas City Chiefs for WR Tyreek Hill, KC gets Miami’s 2022 first round pick (No. 29) and second round pick (No. 50) and Forth-Round pick also KC gets Miami 2023 fourth and sixth round picks. 

Here is how it breaks down: (Thanks To Dolphins Wire) 

Miami signed Hill to a four-year extension worth $140.435 million deal with $72.2 million guaranteed. With a signing bonus of $52.535 million guaranteed at signing. 

His 2022 and 2023 salaries ($1.035 million and $16 million, respectively) are fully guaranteed. Hill also received a $25.5 million signing bonus that is prorated to $5.1 million per season as well as roster bonuses in 2023 ($10 million), 2025 ($1 million) and 2026 ($1 million). 

Hill’s salary in 2024 ($19.665 million) could also become fully guaranteed if he is still on the roster on the fifth day of the 2023 league year. 

Hill’s cap hit for the next 5 years 

  • 2022: $6.235 million 
  • 2023: $31.2 million 
  • 2024: $24.865 million 
  • 2025: $28.035 million 
  • 2026: $50.1 million 

In addition to these two HUGE moves Miami was busy spending wisely adding quality depth and competition on the offensive side of the ball while bringing back about everybody on the defensive side of the ball and one can only ask did they do enough to add 1-2 more wins in 2023? That should get them into the playoffs and should be their goal in 2023 making the playoffs. 

Here are the other moves by Miami in the 2022 free agency period 

  • Re-signing DE Emmanuel Ogbah 
  • Re-signed TE Mike Gesicki 
  • Re-signing TE Durham Smythe 
  • Signed QB Teddy Bridgewater (Back up QB) 
  • Signed RB Chase Edmonds 
  • Signed RB Raheem Mostert 
  • Signed WR Tyreek Hill 
  • Placed a second-round tender on Nik Needham 

2022 Miami Dolphins Depth Chart (Thanks To Omar Kelly of The SunSentinel) 

  • QB’s: Tua Tagovailoa, Teddy Bridgewater and Chris Streveler 
  • RB’s: Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Gerrid Doaks 
  • WR’s: Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, DeVante Parker, Cedrick Wilson Jr., Lynn Bowden Jr., Preston Williams, Trent Sherfield, Cody Core, DeVonte Dedmon and River Cracraft 
  • Tight end’s/Fullback’sMike Gesicki, Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen, Hunter Long, Cethan Carter and fullbacks Alec Ingold and John Lovett 
  • Offensive lineTerron Armstead, Connor Williams, Robert Hunt, Liam Eichenberg, Austin Jackson, Michael Deiter, Solomon Kindley, Robert Jones, Greg Little, Larnel Coleman, Adam Pankey and Kion Smith 
  • DE’s: Emmanuel Ogbah, Jaelan Phillips, Andrew Van Ginkel, Darius Hodge, Daeshon Hall, Brennan Scarlett, Sam Eguavoen 
  • DT’s: Christian Wilkins, Raekwon Davis, Zach Sieler and Adam Butler 
  • Inside linebackers: Jerome Baker, Elandon Roberts, Duke Riley, Calvin Munson 
  • Cornerbacks: Xavien Howard, Byron Jones, Nik Needham, Noah Igbinoghene, Elijah Campbell, Keion Crossen, Trill Williams, Quincy Wilson, Javaris Davis, D’Angelo Ross 

On Paper this team looks to be a playoffs contender in 2022 and will have a shot to win the division but it will be a battle as both Buffalo and New England will also have a chance at winning the division and nobody should sleep on the Jets! 

For now, I am pleased with this off-season with still more work to be done as the draft is fast approaching and even though we gave up many picks we still have a few left and a GM not afraid to wheel and deal. 

Miami Current 2022 Draft Picks 

Round 3: No. 102 (from 49ers) 
Round 4: No. 121 or 125 (from Steelers
Round 5: No. 158 
Round 7: No. 224 (from Texans through Patriots and Ravens) 
Round 7: No. 247 (from Titans) 

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