The Miami Dolphins have a sense of optimism heading into the 2023 season that they haven’t had in a long time.
Last season, he showed flashes of promise as third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took a huge step forward, while new acquisition Tyreek Hill had career-high yards receiving.
Now, the Dolphins’ defense looks too strong to trade with the Los Angeles Rams, who brought them veteran star cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Dolphins fans recently got their first look at Ramsey in his new uniform.
– Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) June 6, 2023
Over the past seven seasons, Ramsey has been one of the NFL’s best at his position, and has six Pro Bowl selections and three All-Pro first-team appearances to his name.
He was a key member of the 2021 Rams team that won the Super Bowl, and at 28, he should have a high level of defensive football left in his tank.
In Miami, he will line up opposite Xavien Howard, a stud cornerback in his own right as he has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons.
Pass defense was the Dolphins’ weak point in 2022 – they finished just 26th in passing touchdowns and 27th in passing yards.
Those numbers should improve significantly with both Ramsey and Howard as opposing wideouts on both sides of the secondary.
The key to Miami’s success this fall and winter will be Tagovailoa staying healthy.
He had suffered a series of injuries the previous season, and many were concerned about his future, to the extent that some suggested he should retire.
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