For most of the last 20 years or so, the Miami Dolphins have had nothing but one mediocre roster after another.
But this season, there is a different feeling in the air around the organization after they made the playoffs in 2022 for only the third time since the early 2000s.
They have an explosive offense led by young hotshot quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and according to Omar Kelly, they’re talking Super Bowl for the first time in many, many years, per NBC Sports Boston.
.@OmarKelly says for the first time in his 15 years covering the Dolphins, he's hearing something new said by the team every day…
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) September 13, 2023
The Dolphins organization hasn’t won the Super Bowl since the 1973 season, and it hasn’t even gotten to the big game since 1984 when it got trounced by Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers.
Even when the legendary Dan Marino was under center from 1983 to 1999, they usually weren’t good enough to have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations.
But now, they have arguably the best wide receiver duo in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, as well as an absolute stud in the secondary in cornerback Xavien Howard.
Of course, they traded for another star corner in Jalen Ramsey during the offseason, only to lose him to a knee injury early in training camp, and he’s expected to be out until December.
Miami looked explosive in their Week 1 win at the Los Angeles Chargers, as they put up 36 points and had an amazing 466 net passing yards.
Tagovailoa threw three touchdown passes, while Hill exploded for 215 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
The Dolphins defense is still concerning, especially without Ramsey, but if they manage to win enough close games, they could have a puncher’s chance at winning it all this winter.NEXT: Analyst Makes His Thoughts Clear On Dolphins' Chances To Win This Season