Ryan Fitzpatrick — The Dolphins MVP in 2019, Fitzpatrick is back for a 15th NFL season and second one with Miami.
Josh Rosen — The 2018 first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals will head into his second Dolphins training camp with his career very much at a crossroads.
Jake Rudock — The former University of Michigan starter is back after spending all of the 2019 season on the Dolphins practice squad.
Tua Tagovailoa — Don’t think we need to say too much about the former University of Alabama star and fifth overall selection in the 2020 NFL draft.
Jan. 6 — Rudock signed to a futures contract April 23 — Tagovailoa selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft
KEY 2019 STATS
Fitzpatrick: 311-of-502 (62.0 percent) for 3,529 yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and an 85.5 passer rating
Rosen: 58-of-109 (53.2 percent) for 567 yards with 1 touchdown and 5 interceptions and a 52.0 passer rating
There was an expectation after the acquisition of former first-round pick Josh Rosen in a trade with Arizona that it would be Rosen who would lead the offense, but instead 2019 was the Fitzpatrick show.
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List of needs no longer imposing
With the regular season rapidly winding down, the needs of this team moving forward are pretty obvious, aren’t they?
The last playoff win
Perhaps for some Dolphins fans it seems like just yesterday. For others, it might seem like an entire generation ago.
Jones, Sanders, Baker's big play
Cornerback Byron Jones made quite an impact on the field in his first season with the Dolphins, but he also was recognized for his off-the-field work.
HOWARD'S FINEST HOUR
How and why the Dolphins cornerback ‘kept balling’ in 2020
Another major step forward
The 2020 season will end up being viewed as an undeniable success for the Dolphins, no matter the outcome of the final two games
Team is now fun — and good
The Dolphins have been playing an ultra-aggressive style of defense, and it just might lead the way to a playoff appearance in 2020
Smart moves paying big dividends
As each week of this season passes, the Dolphins’ 2020 offseason is looking better and better.
Many happy returns with Jakeem Grant
You know what’s scary about Jakeem Grant? He’ll swear to you we still haven’t seen him run at full speed. “Got another gear left,” he says with that child-like smile.
TALES ABOUT TUA
Breaking down the start of Tagovailoa’s NFL career from all angles
In-Season QB Changes
When the Dolphins made the switch from veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to rookie first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa during the bye week, it marked the seventh time in franchise history the team made an in-season quarterback change for non-injury reasons.
It was a season to remember. It was a season to forget. Either way, you look at it, it was the strangest of seasons for San Francisco that you will ever see. Looking back at the year that was to illustrate that point, The Niner Report has assembled the best, worst and most unconventional of the 49ers’ 2020 season.
TO BE DETERMINED…
49ers enter offseason with options at QB
TOP 8 Worst encore seasons
There have been plenty of tough acts to follow in the history of the 49ers franchise with a team that has five Super Bowl championships, seven Super Bowl visits, 16 trips to the NFC Championship game, and 27 playoff appearances. That kind of success has seen the 49ers enter many seasons over the years looking to take the next step to greatness or simply maintain it. That makes them fall and crash even worse when San Francisco failed to achieve those goals coming off triumphant seasons. The 2020 49ers know all about it, which lands them a place on this list of the worst encore seasons in franchise history.
SEASON IN REVIEW
Did somebody say Super Bowl hangover?
After building the 49ers into NFC champions with young talent during their first three years together — when San Francisco had a total of 40 rookies see action from 2017-2019 — the team’s leadership tandem of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan found themselves with considerably less draft capital at their disposal in the fourth year of their partnership.
GOOD MOVE OR BAD MOVE?
Revisiting 49ers’ 2020 personnel decisions
‘I've shown a glimpse of what I can do'
QUESTION SESSION WITH WR DENZEL MIMS
JC Deep Dive: Coaching candidates from college
On Nov. 27, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer caught the attention of Jets fans when he mentioned Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald as a possible candidate for Gang Green, if they make a coaching change.
Shoots from the hip
SEASON OF SAVINGS
If the Jets end up with the NFL’s worst record and land the first pick in the 2021 draft, there is a good chance they will select a quarterback.