By the time Sunday ended, literally none of those things happened, including that last part about the Dolphins making the playoffs.
The Dolphins lost 56-26 to the Bills. The season is over. That's it. Thanks for coming out, everyone.
On the bright side, if 2021 is all about regaining a sense of normalcy, Miami Dolphins fans who are used to crushing end-of-the-year finishes that leave their team missing the playoffs are about as normal as it gets.
Tua finished Sunday 35 of 58 for 361 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions. Most of his positive output occurred in garbage time. Most of the players he had surrounding him on offense were garbage.
Tua is 35/58 for 361 yards and 1 TOUCHDOWN andthreeints wow— Ryan Yousefi (@Rizzmiggiz) January 3, 2021
It's really impossible to judge the rookie off of what fans saw this season. General Manager Chris Grier and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey deserve to be gone.
The jury is still out on who Tua will be as a pro, given that his offseason was spent rehabbing from injury before he joined a Dolphins team with a lack of playmakers and an offensive coordinator who doesn't have a clue. The Dolphins will likely spend the next few months doing their best to find out who Tua is next season. That mission is likely to begin with a wide receiver taken at the top of this year's NFL Draft.
After the action on Sunday, the Dolphins now know where they'll be slotted.
The Dolphins didn’t make the playoffs but they do own the No. 3 and No.18 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Huge pieces to make this team better.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) January 4, 2021
So that's a wrap on another season of Miami Dolphins football. The Dolphins finished 10-6 and, once again, will be at home watching everyone else play for a championship. If there's one silver lining to it all, it's that Dolphins fans even had a season to watch in the first place.
Dolphins' first-round pick slotted at 18. So Miami could have 3rd and 18th picks.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 3, 2021
Amid COVID, getting all 16 games in was a minor miracle. So, there is that.