The Miami Dolphins wasted no time in being one of the NFL’s top teams.
Then, they acquired a ton of reinforcements to elevate their status as contenders.
Finally, their biggest splash came when they traded for All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill and gave away five draft picks.
The Dolphins also made Hill the highest-paid wideout with a four-year, $120 million contract.
With all these assets on board, the team and its fans couldn’t help but become optimistic about their future.
That said, even new head coach Mike McDaniel revealed the term for this new era of Dolphins football.
Whatever happened in the past with Dolphins, we’re calling it “PMM, pre-Mike McDaniel,” per Mike McDaniel.
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) March 28, 2022
Dolphins beat writer for the Sun Sentinel David Furones tweeted, “Whatever happened in the past with Dolphins, we’re calling it ‘PMM, pre-Mike McDaniel,’ per Mike McDaniel.”
The former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator shared that thought during the NFL’s annual league meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
From Disappointment To Success
Barring any injury and unexplained slumps, the Dolphins should be one of the favorites to make the 2022 AFC playoffs.
That would be great news for a team that hasn’t had much postseason success in over two decades.
Their last playoff win came in the 2000 Wild Card playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts.
Since then, they had three more postseason appearances but got bounced in the first round.
In 2020, the Dolphins didn’t make the playoffs despite a 10-6 record.
Last season, they barely missed the playoffs after a 1-7 start.
They are hoping that the additions they’ve made won’t turn into another disappointing campaign.