The Miami Dolphins have made yet another splash ahead of the NFL trade deadline.
Compensation update: 49ers are trading RB Jeff Wilson to the Dolphins for a 2023 5th-round pick, per source. https://t.co/4O19xom84A
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2022
It’s not terribly surprising to learn that the San Francisco 49ers are moving on from Wilson since they acquired superstar running back Christian McCaffrey recently.
On a similar note, it’s not much of a surprise to see the Dolphins trade for a running back since they shipped away Chase Edmonds in the deal for Chubb.
Wilson is having a strong season. In eight games, he has rushed for 468 yards and two touchdowns. He’s averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
In six games before the 49ers traded for McCaffrey, Wilson averaged 66.7 yards per contest. He has what it takes to make a major impact on the offensive side of the ball for Miami, and it’ll be interesting to see what type of role the Dolphins give him.
Wilson is only under contract through the 2022 season, so it appears that he’ll be a rental of sorts for Miami. Of course, the team may choose to sign him to a new deal at some point. That will be something to keep an eye on.
The Dolphins can’t be taken lightly anymore by the rest of the league. Although Miami hasn’t made the playoffs in several years, the team is looking dangerous right now and certainly has what it takes to make the playoffs and do some damage upon getting there.
Miami is currently preparing for its Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears, and it’ll be interesting to see if Chubb and Wilson play in that contest. After facing Chicago, the Dolphins will host the Cleveland Browns in Week 10.
Those are both winnable games for the Dolphins. Miami is arguably at a point now where it’s capable of beating any team in football, which speaks volumes about its potential to make a run in the playoffs.
Time will tell how Miami’s newcomers perform once they’re ready to go with the Dolphins.