One thing is for sure, Mike Sims-Walker is not going back to the Jacksonville Jaguars and he does not plan on moving far.
The Florida Times-Union is reporting that Sims-Walker and Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall have had discussions about reuniting in South Beach next season.
The Jaguars have already told Sims-Walker that they will not be bringing him back next season.
Sims-Walker broke onto the scene in 2009 with a surprisingly productive season. He had 63 catches for 869 yards and 7 TDs. He had a more up-and-down season in 2010, which included being benched and dealing with an ankle sprain.
While some red flags did go up in 2010, I still think the Dolphins should welcome Sims-Walker with open arms.
I think if Sims-Walker is on a team where he is not the main target, then he can thrive.
He is also best friends with Marshall (they both played at the University of Central Florida), which can help both perform better on the field and hopefully off the field.
While the Dolphins did draft a WR (Edmund Gates), the Dolphins still lack a WR who can play on the outside. Gates will not be ready to step in and play consistently right away.
Davone Bess is best as a slot WR and Brian Hartline was not able to perform on the outside last season.
Insert Sims-Walker and all of a sudden, the WR corps falls into perfect roles. Marshall and Sims-Walker providing big and strong targets on the outside. Bess having his usual success in the slot. Gates providing that situational speed to stretch the field (like Mike Wallace did for the Steelers this past season).
However, this would probably mean the end of the road for Hartline. He would be in a competition with Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace to even make the team.
Since Sims-Walkers has already said he wants to play for Miami, that could mean the Dolphins will be able sign him at a reasonable price.
Signing Sims-Walker makes sense and something the Dolphins should pursue.