One of the many questions that the Miami Dolphins front office is facing is whether or not to re-sign Jake Long. In Madden terms, Jake Long is a “big mauler” or a stalwart left tackle. The Dolphins have paid Jake Long well over 60 million since his rookie deal in 2008. Jake Long can pass block and run-block quite well...when healthy.
The pros for re-signing Jake Long start with four pro-bowl selections, his leadership on the offensive line, hard working in the offseason, and a protector of the Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
However, there is not much else to say that is positive. After four seasons, Jake Long started to break down with leg injuries, sore shoulders, and now a triceps tear that is currently healing.
His injuries have led to two consecutive late season appearances on the injured reserve.
Even though Long has been missing, the Dolphins are 4-2 without Long and have shown resiliency in plugging in other linemen to get the job done. ...