Report: Davon Godchaux ‘resigned’ to reality that NFL future likely isn’t with Miami Dolphins

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As defensive lineman Davon Godchaux pursues a lucrative long-term contract, he’s coming to the realization that any such deal will likely not be with the Miami Dolphins.

Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald noted that the rapid development of Raekwon Davis coupled with the fact that Godchaux is coming off a season-ending arm injury has made Godchaux’s future with the Dolphins tenuous.

“Based on conversations he has had with friends since his injury, Godchaux — who is said to want a long-term contract that would put him in the top 20 of his position — seems resigned to the reality that his future is in a different city,” Beasley wrote.

“Godchaux has conveyed to multiple associates that he does not expect the Dolphins will offer him what he believes his value is. That means he will likely test the market when free agency begins in three weeks. At this point, Godchaux seems likely to move on, but in theory he could return if he is unable to land a significant deal elsewhere.”

In both 2018 and 2019, Godchaux started all 16 games for the Dolphins and appeared to be developing into an effective player.

However, in the Dolphins’ fifth game last season, he went down with an injury and missed the rest of the season.

In each of the last two drafts, the Dolphins have selected defensive linemen to challenge the 26-year-old Godchaux, with Christian Wilkins being chosen in the first round in 2019 and Davis last season.

Exactly where Godchaux ends up remains unknown, but it appears likely that when the 2021 season arrives, he won’t be wearing a Dolphins jersey.

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Brad is a freelance writer for and has been around long enough to remember the 1972 perfect season, and even when Don Shula was coaching the Colts. He still follows the Dolphins and other happenings in the NFL, so he can offer a little perspective when it comes to the ups and downs of each season. Some of his opinions may end up differing from the people who read them, but that's par for the course when it comes to life in South Florida.