Dolphins player join Lionel Messi campaign

Detail of the Miami Dolphins logo prior to the game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Right now, pro sports is taking off in South Florida.

The Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals, the NHL’s Florida Panthers are playing for the Stanley Cup, and the Miami Dolphins are starting to look like a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

Now, another local team, Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami, will get a big boost as giant international soccer star Lionel Messi suits up for them.

Some Dolphins players were feeling the excitement as they fumbled with the soccer ball.

There is also a lot to be excited about for the Dolphins after a season that saw them make the playoffs for only the third time in the last 20 years.

He got traded last season for superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and he had a career year in his new environment as he passed for 1,710 yards in 2022.

Meanwhile, fellow wideout Jaylen Waddle, who just completed his second pro season, put up 1,356 yards and eight touchdowns, and together, the two made Miami look absolutely terrifying on offense.

For 2023, the team has added veteran star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who will combine with Xavien Howard to give the Dolphins arguably the league’s best pairing at that position.

Even better, they could be about to add four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, who was just released by the Minnesota Vikings.

How far they go this fall and winter will all depend on the continued growth of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not he is able to avoid the injury that plagued him last season.

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