Buyer beware. That’s usually sound advice for shoppers looking to make a major purchase. But not the Miami Dolphins.
As the free-agent flood gates broke open last week, the Dolphins quickly jumped aboard their life raft and began paddling upstream with a plan in place and stacks of cash to spend.
First came the big catch, handing over five years and $60 million to Mike Wallace. After reeling him in, they turned their attention to some of the smaller pieces on the market, locking up linebackers Dannell Ellerbe for five years and $35 million and Phillip Wheeler for five years and $26 million. That’s a total of $125 million over the next five years and more than $56 million in guarantees — holy overpaying, Batman.
Reeling in such big fish definitely stirred up some intrigue in Miami, but are they the trophy fish?
The Dolphins have been the Patriots’ AFC East doormat for over a decade now, with the exception of the Tom Brady-less 2008 season. They’ve made the playoffs just once since t...