Saquon Barkley trade destination no. 1: Miami Dolphins
With all due respect to Myles Gaskin and the rest of the running backs with the Miami Dolphins right now, I am not sure there is a team in the NFL that needs a running back more than this one.
The Dolphins were searching every nook and cranny for running back help last year, and with new head coach Mike McDaniel coming in, the importance of this position has really ramped up.
Although it could cost them a day two draft pick to get him as well as over $7 million in cap space, the Dolphins have more cap room than any other NFL team. They have every reason to take a risk like this starting with the fact that Mike McDaniel’s scheme has been extremely favorable to running backs through the years, even if he hasn’t been the one running it.
In two of the last thre seasons, the 49ers have had a top 10 rushing attack offensively including the second-best running game in the league in 2019 when McDaniel’s official title was “run game coordinator”.
Yes, improvements on the offensive line need to be made. There is still plenty of roster shaping to be done in Miami but running back is part of the equation.
Trading a day two or mid-round pick for a 25-year-old running back that has a 2,000-yard from scrimmage season under his belt?
The Dolphins have said all the right things about investing in Tua Tagovailoa but this kind of move would solidify they are moving in that direction.