ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the news:
In a subsequent report, Mortensen added that the deal for Suh would span six years and that Detroit made a lucrative offer that still would have made Suh the highest-paid defensive player in the league; Miami's was just a bit better.
Sports Illustrated's Andrew Brandt noted how the Dolphins haven't been afraid to chase high-profile players in the past:
Will Brinson of CBSSports.com added an interesting cross-sports anecdote:
ESPN's Rich Cimini felt it was vital for the AFC East rival New York Jets to bolster the trenches to defend Suh:
Bleacher Report's Ian Wharton weighed in on Miami's huge acquisition:
NFL.com's Chris Trapasso alluded to the steep cost for the Dolphins—even if landing Suh is exciting:
Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld praised Suh's skill set, which he suggested may be underrated by some:
Bleacher Report's Michael Tanier believes those comparing Suh's deal to the big one Albert Haynesworth once inked are making a misguided analogy:
ESPN Stats & Info has raw numbers to back that up:
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel hinted that Suh's presence could be a catalyst for others to play well:
Joining an interior Dolphins defensive line that features Randy Starks, Suh will provide a big upgrade to a front seven that ranked 24th against the run last season. Edge-rusher Cameron Wake is a formidable force whose job will only be made easier with Suh clogging the middle.
The 2015 campaign will have a make-or-break atmosphere in Miami. Coach Joe Philbin needs to guide the Dolphins to the postseason, while prospective quarterback of the future Ryan Tannehill still has plenty to prove as he enters a contract year.
Signing Suh shows that Miami is taking its need to win now seriously. In a division that features the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, a statement needed to be made. The Dolphins accomplished that with their reported landing of Suh.