If the Miami Dolphins can’t beat the Denver Broncos after holding a 15-point lead with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, then they’re certainly not going to win many games. Expecting two to three wins from this team is probably reasonable, and that should put them in a battle with the St. Louis Rams or Indianapolis Colts. I give the Dolphins the nod to finish worse because I think the Rams have a better team and easier division, and I think the Colts (even without Peyton Manning) are just better than the Matt Moore-led Dolphins.
Andrew Luck is the clear-cut favorite as the No. 1 overall selection in next year’s draft, and he would be a perfect fit for a team that has struggled to find a franchise quarterback since Dan Marino retired. Luck is as close as a lock to succeed in the NFL as it gets, and he would certainly upgrade the Dolphins over both Chad Henne (out for the year) and Moore.
Then again, Luck has made it known he may not go to certain teams, similar to what Eli Manning did in 2004 (forcing a trade from the San Diego Chargers to the New York Giants) and John Elway did in 1983 (Baltimore Colts to Denver Broncos). Dolphins fans better hope this isn’t the case, because guys like Luck come along at best once every decade.