When the Indianapolis Colts released D'Qwell Jackson today, a potentially viable short-term solution presented itself to one of the Miami Dolphins' most glaring needs. Jackson is old (34) and has a checkered past, but he is a football player of a very high order of magnitude. He is a solo tackling machine and brings attitude, toughness, and physicality where he goes.
He will likely have to settle for an incentive-based, team-friendly contract. He will also be playing to prove he's not past his prime, which can be an excellent recipe for a one year rental. Signing him would allow the Dolphins to shore up a position of weakness and enter the draft with fewer gaping holes, which might allow the team to draft an excellent player instead of taking what fills a gap.
Free Agency is a great way to resolve short-term issues while preserving a draft for talent mentality. I wonder if the Dolphins will seize an opportunity to improve the squad while incurring almost no risk?
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Posted by Jay Lopez