The Miami Dolphins have made plenty of changes this offseason and a former Dolphins legend believes the moves they made will result in success. Jason Taylor, Miami's all-time sack leader, believes the Dolphins are beginning to turn things around
“I absolutely do (see the Dolphins trending in the right direction). I’m excited about Coach Flo being here last year — people were a little bit upset or whatever, not upset but a little uneasy about ‘oh, they won too many games, they took themselves out of the spot to get the No. 1 quarterback that they want!’; I think they still got the quarterback they wanted,” said Taylor, via Will Manso of WPLG.
Heading into the 2019 season, the Dolphins were expected to be the worst team in the NFL and secure the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Instead, Miami won five games and landed the No. 5 pick in the draft.
As a result of not getting the No. 1 pick, some fans questioned if the Dolphins negatively affected their future. However, despite having the No. 5 pick, Miami was still able to get who they had their sights on the whole time — Tua Tagovailoa.
While getting their possible franchise quarterback, Brian Flores also showed promise in his first season as the head coach in 2019. Given that, there's a newfound sense of optimism surrounding the Dolphins entering the 2020 NFL season.
Since 2000, when Taylor was rushing the passer for Miami, the Dolphins haven't been able to win a playoff game. After 20 years of falling short of success in the postseason, Taylor seems to believe that Miami can change that in the near future.