The Miami Dolphins are set to roll forward into another offseason of critical team building in 2021. With one of the youngest rosters in football and so many talents playing on rookie contracts, Miami has one of the most flexible cap situations in the league coming into this offseason. But that doesn’t mean that Miami is without some significant investments. Which talents on the Dolphins roster are currently scheduled for a major salary cap commitment in excess of $10M next season?
CB Byron Jones
2021 Cap Hit: $16.1M
This is to be expected when you sign a (then) record breaking contract for a cornerback in free agency. Jones did well to play as close to the expectations of such a contract as he could — he logged as many interceptions in 2020 (2) as he did in his previous years combined in the NFL and was a viable coverage threat opposite Xavien Howard in Miami’s fierce secondary. Missed tackles were a bit of an issue that Jones must address — he was credited with 9 of them and over 350 yards after the catch allowed on the season. But credit where it is due: Jones came in and helped changed the identity of Miami’s defense overnight.