New England Patriots offensive guard Joe Thuney

Top needs for the Miami Dolphins entering free agency

  • 2020 NFL Free Agency
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By timrodriguez March 14, 2020 0 Comment
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Entering free agency with the most cap space in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have ample resources to fill the astronomical amount of holes on the roster.

With the Miami Dolphins set to enter the second off-season of their extensive rebuild, they have begun the phase of acquiring talent. The roster was overhauled in the 2019 off-season, and now the Dolphins have premium capital to work with in 2020. With the 2020 NFL Draft still roughly seven weeks away, the Dolphins have turned the rye towards the free-agent market, for now, while the Dolphins have a plethora of needs, some stand out more than others. 


The most important position on the field. The Dolphins have been searching for the next franchise quarterback for over two decades. The days of Dan Marino have been over for quite some time, and the Dolphins still haven’t plugged this hole. The 2020 NFL Draft presents the Dolphins with the best option to fill this crater-sized void. Free agency is likely not the place Miami will go shopping for a quarterback. The Dolphins have a scheduled meeting with Utah State quarterback, Jordan Love.

Offensive Line

The Dolphins offensive line needs a complete overhaul. After declining the option for starting center, Daniel Kilgore, the Dolphins need to add at least three, more likely four, starting-caliber offensive linemen this off-season. In 2019, the Dolphins drafted Wisconsin guard, Michael Dieter, in the third round. Dieter showed promise in the run game but needs drastic improvement in the run game. Tackle Jesse Davis is under contract, but certainly can be improved upon this free agency period.  

In free agency, general manager Chris Grier will be hunting for big fish. New England Patriots guard, Joe Thuney, will be commanding top dollar on the free-agent market. Thuney is by far the best option for Miami. The Dolphins have expressed interest in interior offensive linemen Ted Karras and Graham Glasgow. They have the resources necessary to establish the offensive line, and hopefully, make it a strength. 


The Miami Dolphins released safety Reshad Jones creating a massive hole at safety. After his position change, Eric Rowe showed signs of life. Still, the Dolphins will need plenty more talent and versatility in a defense led by Brian Flores, a former defensive back at Boston College University.

There are some intriguing options for Miami in free agency. Minnesota Vikings safety, Anthony Harris, provides Miami with someone who can play the deep center-field type role. New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who played under Brian Flores in New England, should be the number one target if the Dolphins plan on competing this year.

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