The Miami Dolphins are looking good to start the 2023 NFL season with a 2-0 record, and an argument could be made that right now, they’re the best team in the AFC.
Their offense, which is third in points and first in total yards, is absolutely explosive, and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is a significant reason why.
He has 164 receiving yards on the season, and in Miami’s 24-17 win on Sunday over the New England Patriots, he led the team with 86 receiving yards.
However, he suffered a hard hit late in the contest, which led to him being placed in concussion protocol, and per Cameron Wolfe, he was a limited participant in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game versus the Denver Broncos.
Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle (concussion) was a limited participant at practice today and will be questionable for Sunday vs. Broncos
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 22, 2023
Waddle, who is in his third season out of the University of Alabama, is coming off a sensational 2022 campaign during which he put up 1,356 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while leading the NFL with 18.1 yards per reception.
He forms arguably the best wideout duo in the league with Tyreek Hill, a seven-time Pro Bowler and a four-time selection to the All-Pro First Team.
The Broncos are 0-2 and struggling, so the Dolphins should be able to come away with a win even if Waddle is unable to suit up.
Miami will have a difficult showdown in Week 4 at the Buffalo Bills, so perhaps it will be a good idea for Waddle to sit out this Sunday so that he can be fully healthy, rested and ready to go up against Josh Allen and company.NEXT: Tyreek Hill Responds To Micah Parsons Calling Him Out