The Miami Dolphins have to hire a new offensive coordinator and new GM, and they are already zeroing in on candidates for both gigs. Green Bay Packers QBs coach Ben McAdoo looks like the favorite to become the Dolphins next offensive coordinator (he and Joe Philbin definitely share a strong connection, and McAdoo is interviewing with the ‘Fins today), and they have also shown interest in former Houston Texans and Washington Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan. The Dolphins have interviewed Lake Dawson of the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns assistant GM Ray Farmer, who is the top candidate, for their GM opening, with the likes of Tom Gamble, Omar Khan, Marc Ross, and Jason Licht also receiving interest.
Those are all big names in the front office seen, especially Gamble, and you can add a former Denver Broncos general manager to the Dolphins laundry list. Per sources close to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Miami Dolphins next interview for their GM opening will be Brian Xanders, who is one of the best in the business and evaluating college talent and drafting players (he also has a knack for finding undrafted free agents).
The man who picked up talented players such as Eric Decker in the draft when he was the Broncos GM is currently the Detroit Lions senior personnel director after leaving the Broncos last season (presumably because he lost power), and he had an excellent offseason working with Martin Mayhew and the Lions. They had an excellent draft and added ever-underrated guard Larry Warford, and they also received an amazing haul of UDFAs that included LaAdrian Waddle, who is the best-kept secret at offensive tackle in the league.
Watch for developments regarding Xanders’s interview, because he’s a very interesting GM candidate.