Heat center Meyers Leonard has a message for the Miami Dolphins
Not a whole lot went right for the Miami Dolphins during their 59-10 drubbing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. After being named the starting quarterback last week, Ryan Fitzpatrick completed less than 50 percent of his passes (14 of 29) and also threw an interception.
The Dolphins might soon turn the job over to Josh Rosen, but perhaps they should give Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard a look.
Leonard was on the field throwing 60-yard bombs after the game, something that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson seemed to do repeatedly to the Dolphins defense:
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) September 8, 2019
The Dolphins are certainly in a transition year after trading the likes of Kiko Alonso, Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills in a mere matter of days.
Leonard is also in transition after he was dealt to Miami part of a three-team trade that sent Hassan Whiteside to Portland.
The former Trail Blazer was mostly a role player during his seven-year run in Portland, starting in just 42 of his 393 career appearances. Last season, Leonard averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds on just over 14 minutes per game.
But Leonard flashed some serious potential as a stretch big in the final two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Getting the start in both Game 3 and Game 4, Leonard poured in a combined 46 points, including a massive double-double of 30 points and 12 boards in Game 4.
Although Leonard may have some dreams of slinging the pigskin, the Heat will be looking for the 27-year-old to provide some much-needed depth and versatility in the frontcourt.