The Miami Dolphins had 31 of their first 33 NFL seasons at .500 or better, including their perfect 17-0 1972 campaign.
The NFL has been around in one form or another since 1920. Miami was initially not considered a possibility for supporting a franchise.
In 1946, The Miami Seahawks played in the All-America Football Conference, going 3-11 in their initial and only campaign.
In 1960, another contender for America's football affections emerged, the American Football League. The AFL started with 8 charter members, but Miami was again ignored.
In 1966, the AFL started to expand, allowing the Miami Dolphins to participate for the final four years of that League's existence.
While part of the AFL, the Dolphins were never competitive, going well under .500 during their first four seasons.
Since 2004, the Dolphins have struggled a bit, not managing very much on field success, and suffering through an embarrassing 1-15 campaign in 2007.
In total, 673 players have laced up their cleats and played at least one game for the Miami Dolphins. Let's count down the top 50. All rankings are based on the Approximate Value statistic, provided by www.profootball-reference.com.