Predicting destinations for Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry and other Titans free agents
By Brady Akins
Prediction — Miami Dolphins
Now we’re getting into the potential departures.
Not that Tennessee wouldn’t love to have Conklin back, but if they are to pay for their quarterback and running back to stay with the Titans, there won’t be much money left around to give Conklin the contract he’s sure to be looking for.
But the Miami Dolphins have the cap space to pay Conklin whatever he wants after clearing house last season in the middle of a dramatic rebuild. And with the right tackle being just 25 years old, he could be the long term player they’re looking for.
The Dolphins need help just about everywhere on the field, but along the offensive line especially. Miami, along with the Carolina Panthers, allowed a league-leading 58 sacks in 2019– in part because they traded away their left tackle Laremy Tunsil.
Having played left tackle in college, Conklin could replace Tunsil on the left side of the line if he were to go to Miami, or he could stick on the right side. Either way, Conklin is the type of young player with established all-pro talent that the Dolphins should be clamoring to bring in, especially if they use their fifth overall pick to bring in a rookie quarterback like most are projecting they will.