Decisions, decisions. The 2019 Miami Dolphins are going to have a lot of new faces in key areas — which can make projecting success and production a little more complicated than in most seasons. But for your money, who would you peg as Miami’s most valuable player in 2019?
Would it be one of Miami’s new quarterbacks, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh Rosen? How about a key defensive player like Minkah Fitzpatrick or Christian Wilkins? A true stalwart and elite at his position — such as Xavien Howard or Laremy Tunsil?
NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus took a crack at naming the Most Valuable Player on each team in 2019 and in the process he found a different answer for Miami.
Running back Kenyan Drake.
“Is this the year the Dolphins allow Drake to become the workhorse? He’s certainly earned the gig, even if his first three NFL seasons saw him taking a backseat to Jay Ajayi (2016 and 2017) and Frank Gore (2018). Drake displays elite elusiveness and the ability to pile up extra yards after contact. I break no news in telling you that’s the recipe for stardom at the position. The Dolphins have no excuse not to feature Drake this season: Adam Gase has migrated north to Jersey, while the quarterback tandem of Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick provides, at this point anyway, more intrigue than genuine reason for optimism. C’mon now: Let. Drake. Eat.” – Dan Hanzus
Hanzus’ call to action sounds much like the one Dolphins fans have been pleading for — for over a year. Feeding Drake may not provide the flash and fireworks so much of the league is banking on right now, but it is Miami’s best recipe for winning football games. Slow things down and grind it out. Considering coach Brian Flores’ desire for physical football players, Hanzus and the Miami faithful finally may get their wish.
Published at Sun, 09 Jun 2019 11:31:51 +0000