The Dolphins Should Steal This Free Agent Away From the Patriots

The Miami Dolphins should steal offensive lineman Trent Brown away from the New England Patriots.
The Miami Dolphins should steal offensive lineman Trent Brown away from the New England Patriots. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most active teams in free agency this offseason is going to be the Miami Dolphins given they are projected to have over $51.3 million in available cap space. A number of positions should be upgraded before Week 1 rolls around, but improving the offensive line should be at the top of the list.

The Dolphins tied for the 11th-most sacks allowed in the NFL this past season (40) and averaged a lackluster 92.2 rushing yards per game (No. 29 in NFL). The offensive line couldn't do anything right and that is why Miami should steal Trent Brown away from the divisional rival New England Patriots.

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While Brown was held to just nine games played in 2021 due to a nagging calf injury, he still allowed only 1 sack across 489 snaps. The seven-year veteran is also just two seasons removed from a Pro Bowl campaign and excels at pass blocking. That would certainly help quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa has been up-and-down so far in his young career and a lot of his inconsistency has to do with injuries. He has yet to play more than 13 games in a season and needs players protecting him up front that he trusts. Brown has the skillset to step in from the get-go and be that player for Miami.

Spotrac lists Brown's market value at $10.5 million per year, which is certainly more affordable for the Dolphins than other big name free agents would be. Brown has to be motivated to prove he is still dominant and a player with a chip on his shoulder fits in perfectly under new head coach Mike McDaniel.

The Dolphins will look to earn their first playoff berth since 2016 and have odds set at +4000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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