The Miami Dolphins had a streaky first season under head coach Mike McDaniel. They ended up sneaking into the playoffs as a Wild Card team but were undermanned once getting there. Without Tua Tagovailoa in the lineup, they were given little chance to beat the Buffalo Bills but did end up giving them a game with Skylar Thompson as the starting quarterback.
Heading into the 2023 offseason, getting Tagovailoa healthy and ready to go is of the utmost importance. With him in the lineup and healthy, the Dolphins were one of the best teams in the NFL. Without him, they struggled as you would expect.
While the passing game hummed with Tagovailoa targeting Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, the running offense was messy. Miami ranked 31st in rushing attempts and 25th in rushing yards. In 2023, McDaniel has to go back to his roots and get the ground game on track.
Who will lead the backfield in 2023? That is something we will find out in the coming weeks as the depth chart is going to be overhauled. There isn’t a single running back that carried the ball for the Dolphins in 2022 signed to a contract for 2023.