The Miami Dolphins' winding search for their next general manager has ended with a surprise decision.
The Dolphins' effort to fill the GM position has been an uphill battle. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio received an offer and passed. Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson released a statement to Rapoport on Sunday morning confirming he passed on the job as well, saying: "Great owner, passionate and wants to win, but the details of the offer didn't align with my vision."
Hickey wasn't a hot name on the market, and the Bucs' lack of interest in considering him as their next GM raises red flags. Rapoport added, via a source informed of Tampa's plans, that the Bucs planned to let Hickey go after May's draft and Sunday's news saves them from having to pay his contract.
The biggest question surrounding the Dolphins is why this job was so hard to fill in the first place.