The Dolphins are pinning their hopes on the development of Ryan Tannehill. It’s too bad they haven’t surrounded him with enough weapons to help him thrive as a franchise quarterback.
Prediction: 4-12, fourth in AFC East
The Dolphins are handing the keys to their franchise over to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He'll have growing pains, but the running game and defense should help keep Miami competitive while Tannehill learns on the job.
Prediction: 5-11, fourth in AFC East
I really like first-time head coach Joe Philbin, but this is a major rebuilding project.
Prediction: 3-13, fourth in AFC East
"Hard Knocks" will be the highlight of their season. This team is in major rebuilding mode -- again.
Prediction: 3-13, fourth in the AFC East
The Dolphins don't look likely to contend for the playoffs this season, so any development toward future success would be a positive. Tannehill’s progress, no doubt, will serve as the ultimate gauge toward such possibilities. If he buds into a true NFL starter in his first year, it will justify an otherwise mediocre season ahead.