Bridgewater and the team met on Wednesday to talk about the possibility. He chose to return to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Details are not clear, though it seems he preferred to stay as
Whether Bridgewater chose the Dolphins or not, the conversation indicates the team won't tank next season in hope of landing one of the top quarterbacks in next year's draft. If they were attempting to tank, they wouldn't be in the market for a promising quarterback who, before a terrible injury, was himself considered a future star.
It's become clear new head coach Brian Flores and his staff
A team with the likes of Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant, DeVante Parker, Kenyan Drake, and a Pro Bowl-caliber tackle on offense isn't exactly set up to fail. A defense with an all-pro safety and corner, plus a core of young players with something to prove, isn't trying to do its worst.
Be mediocre? Sure. That's more the Dolphins' speed. They look and feel like a five-win team right now, no matter what they do the rest of this off-season.
But to score one of the best quarterbacks in next year's draft, Miami will have to be much worse.
The Dolphins seem destined to try next season. For fans who want a top passer, the only hope is they organically suck, which is entirely possible.