Now that we've hit the midway mark of the 2012 NFL season, let's take some time to reflect back on the first eight weeks of the year and evaluate which Miami Dolphins player is worthy of "The Crown", bestowed to the team's most valuable.
Some of the Dolphins' most notable names might carry league-wide recognition, but that doesn't make them worthy.
So, despite their ascensions into fantasy football relevance, Reggie Bush and Brian Hartline didn't make the cut. Neither did Sean Smith, who has shown marked improvement in an expanded role this season, or Brandon Fields, who's one of the NFL's preeminent punters.
Instead, the five finalists for The Crown are players who have played with the utmost consistency and efficiency, made an impact when it counted most and posted unparalleled production. Some do the dirty work that swing games in the Dolphins' favor and some are marquee names playing up to the reputations they've garnered.