Despite the emergence of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline as a go-to target for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins will still actively seek a number one receiver this offseason.
Team owner Stephen Ross delivered the message to Dolphins employees that Miami will do “whatever it takes” to acquire a number one target. He went as far as to call getting a top pass catcher the team’s “top offseason priority” during the meeting. To be fair, Ross’ comments came before Hartline’s breakout 253-yard game against the Cardinals.
But according to the Sun-Sentinal, Ross is not impressed by the wide receiver talent on the Dolphins roster:
Brian Hartline, a prospective free agent who leads the NFL in receiving yardage, is not that type of talent, Ross told Dolphins employees. Nor is Davone Bess.
Whether the Dolphins have a potential free agent target in mind or are currently scouting the college ranks for a top receiver, Ryan Tannehill has to be ecstatic that the team is calling finding him a weapon their top priority. It will only help Tannehill, who has looked very good in his rookie season, for his long term success.