Before the 2019 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins were the favorite to own the worst record in the NFL. As a result, the Dolphins would have their pick of quarterbacks at the top of the 2020 draft.
However, after winning five games in 2019, the Dolphins find themselves in the No. 5 spot in the draft. After ending the season on a 5-4 run, Miami cost itself chance to draft LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
Despite losing out on Burrow, the Dolphins are still being linked to one quarterback heading into the draft. No, it’s not former Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa, who was linked to the Dolphins before the start of the 2019 campaign.
No, according to a recent report from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, several NFL personnel are linking former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert to Miami.
From the report:
So think on this…Justin Herbert…Miami Dolphins quarterback.
It’s a thing, friends. And it’s a poorly kept secret here at the league’s annual rumor convention. Multiple NFL personnel people are starting to link Herbert to the Dolphins.
Salguero suggested Herbert “looks like the guy with the slight lead over Tua Tagovailoa to be Miami’s No. 5 overall selection.”
If the Dolphins truly want Tua, the team might have to trade up to get him. Meanwhile, the Dolphins could likely wait patiently for Herbert to fall to No. 5.
The 2020 draft has plenty of intriguing story lines to follow along with.