2020 Boom-Or-Bust Candidates: Miami Dolphins – Post Free Agency

Oct 13, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) reacts after being sacked against the Washington Redskins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have a lot of players who have something to prove this season. This is the top 3 boom-or-bust candidates on the Miami Dolphins. 

Josh Rosen 

Josh Rosen was selected with the tenth pick of the 2018 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He started the season for the Cardinals and finished with 11 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and the Cardinals went 3 – 13. After the first day of 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals traded Josh Rosen for the 62nd pick and a fifth-round pick in 2020. This trade took place immediately after they drafted Kyler Murray first overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Rosen went to Miami and was the backup for most of the season. The Dolphins starter for the majority of the season was Ryan Fitzpatrick, but they let Rosen go in a couple of games. Rosen threw one touchdown, five interceptions, and went 0 – 3. This season Rosen will need to fight for a starting position in Miami, or he may never get another chance with an NFL team again. 

Kalen Ballage

Kalen Ballage was selected with the 131st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In his first season with the Dolphins, Ballage played 12 games and only rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown. As a back up that season, he did an excellent job rushing for 5.3 yards per attempt. In the 2019 regular season, he started six games but was ineffective. Ballage rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns. He also only averaged 1.8 yards per carrying, and his longest run was eight yards. Ballage is still a young running back, but I doubt the Dolphins will pay him if he does not prove himself to be a valuable back up running back on the team.                                                                            

Dec 2, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage (27) warms up prior to thegame against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Kamu Grugier-Hill

Kamu Grugier-Hill was selected with the 208th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He never got to play for the Patriots and was cut and signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. Grugier-Hill was a special teamer for the Eagles. Until in his third season with the team, he became a starting linebacker. In his first season starting, he had 45 combined tackles, 33 solo tackles, and five tackles for loss. He was also a captain this season and a leader on the team. In 2019 he was out for the last six games of the season and the Eagles let him leave via free agency. Grugier-Hill signed a one year, $3 million deal with the Dolphins and will have to prove himself this season if he wants an extension with any NFL team. 

Aug 9, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (54) in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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