The Miami Dolphins have long been considered a potential landing spot for Lamar Jackson. But even if the star quarterback is now awarded the non-exclusive franchise tag by the Baltimore Ravens, and so can continue negotiating with other teams, the Dolphins appear to be out of the running.
According to an ESPN report, the Dolphins are no longer interested in signing Jackson.
McDaniel: ‘Tua fit perfectly into the system’
The main reason for that is head coach Mike McDaniel, who says of his current starting quarterback that Tua Tagovailoa “fits right into the system.”
Tagovailoa suffered several head injuries last season and the midfielder’s future has been in question at times. But in Miami, people seem to be content with a 25-year-old. After all, Tua is still in his upward decade.
Two more teams will likely lay off Jackson
The Dolphins also do not have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft. However, to free Jackson from the non-exclusive franchise tag, Miami would have to give up two first-round picks to the Ravens. Thus they will have to free themselves from the vast capital project in the future.
At the same time, the decision not to sign Lamar probably also means that the Dolphins will not bring any other quarterback to Florida besides Jackson.
In addition to the Dolphins, the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers are out of contention for Jackson, according to the report.
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