The Top Miami Dolphins Receivers Since 2000
Dolphins Fans; Your prayers may have just been answered! After years of clammoring for top-flight wide receivers, the Teal & Orange have made a deal for Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
This is an immediate upgrade to a Dolphins receiving corp that hasn't exactly been blessed in the past decade since the retirement of Dan Marino. Where does Marshall stack up amongst the top Dolphins receivers since 2000?
2000: Oronde Gadsden
With Jay Fiedler at the helm, Gadsen led the Dolphins receivers in receiving yards with 786 and touchdowns with 6.
2001-2005: Chris Chambers
The 2nd round pick out of Wisconsin contribued immediately with 883 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Fans thought this was the beginning of a stellar career for Chambers, which unfortunately never came to fruition.
Chambers only reached 1,000 yards and double digit touchdowns once in his career with the Dolphins (under universally-hated head coach Nick Saban).
He has since made trips in San Diego, and was last seen on a mediocre Kansas City Chiefs squad.
2006-2007: Marty Booker
The "key" to the trade that sent Adewale Ogunleye to the Chicago Bears, Booker picked up the slack left by the Chamber's disappearing act in the Dolphins' 6-10 campaign that sent Saban back to the college game.
With stats like Booker's (747 yards, six touchdowns), I'd run to Tuscaloosa too.
Even after the trade of Chris Chambers midway through the one year of the Cam Cameron era (1-15), Booker paced receivers with 556 yards and one touchdown.
2008: Ted Ginn, Jr.
Ginn's career has been summarized best by my brother, the UF student & fan: "The highlight of Ted Ginn, Jr.'s career was when he broke his foot in the National Championship."
Sadly, that might be the exact point where Ginn's career was doomed.
Picked 9th overall by Cam Cameron & Randy Mueller (ahead of Darelle Revis, Patrick Willis, Dwayne Bowe, etc.), his "coming out" year was his sophomore campaign, where he amassed 790 yards and two touchdowns (two rushing touchdowns, as well).
With promises of a toughened approach, Ginn regressed in the 2009 campaign with 454 yards and one touchdown (but also led the league with 10 dropped passes).
Rumors have started that the Ginn family will be finding a new zip code by draft day.
2009: Greg Camarillo
552 yards and zero touchdowns.
When that is your top receiver's stats, there's not much more to say.