Per Cameron Wolfe, ESPN’s Miami Dolphins reporter, the team would be willing to bring in Melvin Gordon if he’s willing to sign for the right price. The Dolphins, along with the Detroit Lions, are two of the most-popular landing spots for the sixth-year running back.
Miami currently has five running backs on their roster, but neither of them come close to proven commodities. There best player, in terms of potential and experience with the team, is former Arizona State Sun Devil Kalen Ballage. At 6’2 and 231 pounds, he’s am athletic freak who could potentially become a three-down back in this league. However, he’s never been fully trusted by the coaching staff after injuries have kept him from playing any more than 12 games in each of his first two seasons. In 12 games with six starts in 2019, Ballage average 1.8 yards per carry on 74 totes for 135 yards and three scores. Aside from the touchdowns, those are terrible, terrible numbers.
The Dolphins were so bad at running the football that veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led the team in yards on the ground with 243. That’s absolutely mind-boggling.
So, after hurting your brain with all those horrid stats, it’s safe to say that Miami could use a back like Gordon to help normalize their ground game in 2020.