Miami Dolphins news: Jerome Baker named AFC Defensive Player of the Month

Jerome Baker Bill Ingram-USA TODAY NETWORK

Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December.

Baker had a stellar month as he helped the Dolphins continue their improbable turnaround during the 2021 campaign.

After starting the season 1-7, the Dolphins have now won seven straight games and control their own destiny heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

If the season were to end today, Miami would make the postseason for the first time since the 2016 season. That didn’t seem like it could happen while the Dolphins were 1-7, but the team has done a great job of turning its season around.

Baker has become a key part of Miami’s defense during his four seasons in the NFL.

The Dolphins’ next game will come on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Miami will be looking to extend its win streak to eight games.