As we approach the roller coaster that is NFL free agency, it is still unclear what moves the Miami Dolphins will be making. They have numerous key players that are set to be free agents and it is unlikely they will re-sign all of them.
With a list that includes Randy Starks, Chris Clemmons, Sean Smith, Anthony Fasano, Brian Hartline, Reggie Bush and Jake Long, the Dolphins will probably look to sign the players with the brightest future with the team.
Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on how you look at it), Jake Long looks to have one foot out of the door in South Beach. After making $11.2 million last year, Long is asking the Dolphins for $10 million per year in what might possibly be his last major contract.
With all the needs Miami has at other positions, it is highly unlikely and incredibly foolish to pay that much money for a player whose performance has declined.
Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of letting Long walk in free agency.