According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins could very well make a run at impending free agent running back LeGarrette Blount this offseason.
The Dolphins were hoping that Lamar Miller would impress this past season and take hold of the starting running back position, but he was unable to do that. Miami has a good young quarterback in Ryan Tannehill, but they need a solid running game to go alongside him.
Blount had a decent regular season with the New England Patriots this past season, carrying the football 153 times for 772 yards and seven touchdowns. He didn’t get as many reps in the regular season as he did in the postseason, but still put up great numbers. In the playoffs, he rushed for 172 yards on 29 carries and also added four touchdowns.
The Dolphins certainly would be getting an upgrade with the addition of Blount, but they aren’t the only team that will be interested in him. New England has said that they would like to bring Blount back, and there are other teams around the NFL that need help in the backfield as well. It will be interesting to see what kind of contract Blount receives this offseason.
Overall, this move makes a lot of sense for both the Dolphins and Blount. He would be their number one running back and would receive the bulk of the carries, while the Dolphins would be getting their number one back. The Patriots are another likely landing spot for him, but they have a crowded backfield that could take some carries away from him next season.