One thing is clear with the current Miami Dolphins: they have no business trying to contend for a playoff spot with the way the team is now.
With the rebuild set to go in full motion, there’s a possibility that they will part ways with some of their veterans. There have been reports that safety Reshad Jones may be on his way out of the team, but recent developments have suggested otherwise.
Darin Gantt reported on NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk that the nine-year veteran may not have to leave the Hard Rock Stadium, after all. He told reporters that he got word from management that he won’t be traded.
“Whatever my role is I am willing to take on and be the best I can,” he said. “I can play free safety, I can play strong safety. New coaching, new staff, new system, that’s part of it.
“I still have Pro Bowl caliber in me, a lot of good football in me that I can play. I’m just trying to be the best player I can be. I’m focusing on doing everything I can to help this team.”
His numbers with the Dolphins in 2018 back up Jones’ claims. He managed to get three interceptions and a pick-six that totaled 109 yards. He also had 57 solo tackles and four tackles for loss. While these don’t hold a candle to his outrageous numbers in 2017, he is still a quality defensive player Brian Flores can use.
Good defense wins games, and Jones is a fine defender. He will be a great fixture on a Miami team that is trying to sort out how they can get the best out of Josh Rosen.