2021 Season Preview: No one doubts the talent of young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. But Miami fans worry about whether he is past his injury problems. Coach Brian Flores whipped the Dolphins into shape in 2020 and they should continue to play winning football this year. First-round pick Jaylen Waddle joins veteran Devante Parker to give Tagovailoa a pair of lightning-fast receivers.
2020 Season Roundup: Miami had an excellent season and only a lost on the final Sunday kept the Dolphins out of the playoffs. Rookie Tua Tagovailoa took over from veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick at midseason and guided the club to a 10–6 record. Jason Sanders made clutch kicks all year, linebackers Jerome Baker and Kyle Van Noy kept the pressure on enemy quarterbacks, and defensive back Xavien Howard picked off 10 passes to lead the league for the second time in three seasons.
December 4, 2020: Kicker Jason Sanders was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for the second month in a row. He made 9 of 10 field goal attempts, including 6 from 50 yards or more.
2020 Season Preview: Miami has a rock-solid defense and a quarterback who knows how to win in Ryan Fitzgerald. They could win five games or they could win ten. It’s hard to predict. If all doesn’t go well, the Dolphins can bring in their top draft pick, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, an exciting player who could turn a bad season around. Whoever is throwing the ball will have a great target in veteran DeVante Parker. The Dolphins will have to improve their running game, however, in order to make a serious bid for a playoff spot.
2019 Season Roundup: Miami won only five games in 2019, but all of those victories came after an 0–7 start and two were over the first-place Eagles and Patriots. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 3,529 yards and 20 touchdowns, and DeVante Parker caught 72 passes and scored 9 times.
2019 Season Preview: Miami has more question marks than any team in the league in 2019. Their coach, quarterback, and top runner are all elsewhere this year. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Allen will handle passing duties, while Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage will likely be the two main running backs for new coach Brian Flores. With Cameron Wake gone, too, the defense lacks a proven leader.
2018 Season Roundup: The Dolphins were in the playoff hunt until mid-December, when they lost their final four games to finish 7–9. Newcomer Danny Amendola led Miami in receptions and future Hall of Famer was the club’s top runner at age 35. Defensive ends Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn combined for 12.5 sacks.
September 16, 2018: Frank Gore passed Curtis Martin to reach #4 on the all-time rushing yardage list. Gore finished the game with 14,103 yards. Ahead of him at #3 is Barry Sanders, with 15,269.
2018 Season Preview: If quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Frank Gore can stay healthy, the Dolphins could put a lot of points on the board in 2018. The team has four sure-handed receivers and a solid offensive line. The defense will need to make big late-game stops, however, for Miami to finish with a winning record.
2017 Season Roundup: A preseason injury to QB Ryan Tannehill ruined a season of great promise for Miami, as the team finished 6–10. Among the few bright spots were Jarvis Landry, who caught 112 passes to lead the NFL, and defensive leader Reshad Jones, who had a Pro Bowl season.
2017 Season Preview: The Dolphins will go into battle without their #1 QB, Ryan Tannehill, who was injured in training camp. Talented-but-unpredictable Jay Cutler takes his place. He’ll be throwing to a group of receivers led by Kenny Still. Running back Jay Ajayi is one of the toughest players in the NFL.
2016 Season Roundup: The Dolphins flipped their 6–10 record of 2015 to finish 10–6 in 2016. Miami had one of the best teams in football during the second half of the season. Defensive stars Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh helped the dolphins run off six wins in a row in October and November. Jay Ajayi ran for 1,272 yards in his first year as a starter and receiver Jarvis Landry had another superb season. The Dolphins made the playoffs but lost their first-round game to the Steelers.
2016 Season Preview: What happened to Ryan Tannehill last year? Miami fans need their quarterback to look more like he did 2014 than in 2015 for them to have a chance to win their division. Tannehill may not get much help from his runners or receivers—there is talent at every position, but no one seems to have superstar potential. Ndomukong Suh leads a veteran defensive unit, but “veteran” could also mean “old.” There are many questions marks on both sides of the ball for the Dolphins.
October 25, 2015: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill set a new NFL record by completing 25 passes in a row. He connected on his final 7 passes the week before plus his first 18 in a 44–26 win over Houston.
2015 Season Preview: A pair of new receivers should help QB Ryan Tannehill and the Miami passing game, while free agent Ndomukong Suh hopes to inspire the Dolphins’ defensive line. If the offensive line can protect Tannehill better than last year, the team will be a playoff contender.
December 28, 2014: Lamar Mill became just the fourth player in NFL history to take a handoff and run more than 96 yards for a touchdown.
September 2, 2014: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill ran hot and cold in 2013. With a year of experience and a new offensive coordinator, Miami fans are hoping for him to take a giant step toward stardom. He’ll be joined by newcomer Knowshon Moreno, who helped the Broncos reach the Super Bow last season, Brent Grimes and Cameron Wake lead a so-so defense that needs its linebackers to play better in order to snag a playoff spot.
September 4, 2013: The Dolphins let two of their big stars—Reggie Bush and Jake Long—leave as free agents, but signed an even bigger one, receiver Mike Wallace. He and quarterback Ryan Tannehill are looking to make a little history in 2013, while a solid defense is just looking to make good plays.
February 2, 2013: Ryan Tannehill won the starting QB job and kept it all year. No rookie passer had ever started every game for the team before. The result was a 7–9 record but plenty of hope for the future.
Summer, 2012: Will the 2012 Dolphins be the team they were in the first half of 2011 (1–7)‚ or the second half (5–3)? That will depend on how well Reggie Bush runs and Matt Moore throws. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill looks like the real deal, but it may be a couple of seasons before he is ready to star in the NFL.