Matt Breida, Dolphins have yet to discuss contract extension
The Miami Dolphins reportedly have not yet discussed a contract extension with running back Matt Breida, who’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2020 season.
However, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, it isn’t unusual, though, because the Dolphins have held off all contract talks with potential 2021 free agents since there’s expected to be a massive drop in the salary cap in 2021.
The Dolphins acquired Breida from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 153 overall pick in this year’s draft. The 25-year-old is set to make $3.3 million in the final year of his deal with the Dolphins this season.
This past season with the 49ers, Breida recorded 623 rushing yards, 120 receiving yards and two total touchdowns in 13 games. Even though those were solid numbers, it was far below from what Breida posted in 2018. However, keep in mind that Brieda saw his role diminish in 2019 because of fellow rushers Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert.
Nevertheless, Brieda has proven that he can be a reliable starting running back when healthy. During his three-year tenure with the 49ers, Breida appeared in 43 games and rushed for a total of 1,902 yards, averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Furthermore, Brieda added a combined 10 touchdowns on the ground and through the air.
Brieda is expected to share a backfield alongside Jordan Howard this season. As for the Dolphins, with Josh Rosen as their starting quarterback, they’ll be seeking to make the playoffs for the first time in four years.