Xavien Howard signed a new five-year deal with the Dolphins this offseason that made him the highest-paid cornerback in the league and residual good feelings from securing that contract can overcome a lot of negatives.

Negatives like the popular perception of his team’s chances in the 2019 season, for example. Training camp and the preseason still have to play out, but it seems unlikely that will be changing the general opinion that the Dolphins are destined for a lot of losing this year.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Howard said that heading into the season with that cloud overhead is just fine with him.