The Dolphins have some talent. I watched a few of their games last year and it was like many of the players mailed it in early and appeared to be playing more to avoid injuries than wins.Watched Quinn a lot last year. He flashed elite skills in preseason camp and games. Incredible bend and rush skills. He was unstoppable.
Regular season starts and his production falls off. Was it the scheme (entirely possible. No one was happy about the defense)? Was it other offenses scheming up to stop him? He was going against starters in preseason, so I don’t think it was competition level.
If it was scheme-based, he may very well still have the ability to be an elite pass-rusher. That’s what I’m sure teams are trying to determine.
Miami is trying to dump salary...For a third rounder is a no brainer. Heck throw in Peat for that trade and Bring Quinn in the building. Quinn is a great DE and team him with Jordan on the other side. Thats scary. Like Quinn game a lot.
The tweet above your post though makes it sound like he’s making rounds with intentions of signing an extension with whoever can meet his financial terms.So whoever gets him will not pay the full salary for this year, and he's only signed for this season.
Robert Quinn, like Eric Berry, ended visit with Cowboys without a deal
I think they are looking at something similar to the Ellerbe deal a few years ago. The Dolphins gave him a new deal that converted salary to signing bonus and tacked on a few years. Then immediately traded him to the Saints. In this the Dolphins absorbed the signing bonus and the Saints only had to pay Salary and any future roster and performance bonus'sIf Quinn is on a one year deal and does not want a new deal (i.e. no big signing bonus) or if we can do something like give Quinn a fake voidable year to convert money into a signing bonus with an additional year which wrecks our cap for next year a bit, but goes all in for this season I can see that. We have Davenport to start, I am not sure why DE after signing Edwards is such a great need but I can see how D line depth with the Rankins injury and Omenyata suspension could be even with the Brown signing at DT and the Davidson not resigning. If this is a one year rental and we can give up a 2020 pick or like a fifth this year maybe it is worth it. Miami clearly is unloading to rebuild after years of mediocrity to try to get a top QB. I am wondering what Suh's asking price is and if he wants to come to New Orleans. I also wonder if this is also posturing to bring Ziggy's price down.