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Since Brian Flores arrived in Miami, the Dolphins have left no stone unturned in their pursuit to find talented football players. And whether that’s taking a chance on Eric Rowe, Ted Karras, Zach Sieler, or insert player’s name here; Chris Grier and HC Brian Flores have done a great job of not only identifying but acquiring talent.
Earlier in the offseason—when Miami acquired former Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen for a conditional 7th-round draft pick—we had to know it was only a matter of time before the former 2017 second-round draft pick was rewarded for his hard work and play on the field.
Well, today is the day.
Dolphins are signing TE Adam Shaheen to a two-year contract extension with a max value of $7.85 that includes $3.2 million fully guaranteed, per source. His deal was scheduled to expire after this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2020
During his two seasons in Chicago, Shaheen combined for 26 receptions, 249 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Throughout his six games in Miami, the 6’6 tight end has 5 receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
Here is what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein said about Shaheen in his pre-draft scouting report:
“Big, fast and athletic, Shaheen will immediately interest teams who are looking for size and traits. He’s a poorer blocker than what might be expected for a player with his frame, but he’s also a much more dangerous pass catching target. The jump in competition will be substantial and teams will expect him to become a more consistent blocker, but he’s a pass catching tight end in a Y-tight end’s body. Shaheen has starting potential with an ability to impact a passing game early in his career.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
The Dolphins took a chance on Adam Shaheen when no other team would. And while they already have their play-making TE in Mike Gesicki, Shaheen has done enough on and off the field to warrant a new contract.
Congrats on the new deal, Adam.
Now, ‘We’re on to Los Angeles’