This core group of skill Dolphin players is stocked with young players who are approaching their prime. That is a strong indication that the future is now for this group as it enters its second season together in head coach Adam Gase’s offense.
It's almost hard to fathom that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, 28, is entering his sixth year as a starter. On paper, this is the best offense he's had, and now the pressure is on him to match or surpass last year’s production that included going 8-5 as a starter, which was the first winning season of his career.
The same group ranked 24th in total offense and 17th in scoring last season, but there were signs something positive was building, the story said. Adding TE Thomas could be huge if he can come close to repeating what he did with Gase in Denver, when he scored 24 TDs in two seasons.