The Dolphins Add a Veteran Leader to the Team!

The Miami Dolphins have one of the youngest offensive lines in the NFL. The average age of the five starters on their offensive line is 23. The Dolphins have allowed Tua Tagovailoa to be sacked fourteen times this season. The offensive line has allowed at least one sack in each of their six games this season. They allowed five sacks in the week two game against the Buffalo Bills. The Miami Dolphins are sitting in the middle of the AFC with a record of 3-3. Coach Fallen has high expectations for his team. He has set that bar for his team to make a deep playoff push and if they are to do that, it has to start with protecting their franchise quarterback. The Miami Dolphins have traded their 2nd and 4th round picks in the 2022 draft to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for RT Mitchell Schwartz. 

Mitchell Schwartz was released in the off-season by the Kansas City Chiefs and picked up by the New Orleans Saints in the PML free agent draft. The Saints also have superstar¬†talent Ryan Ramczyk at RT, so trading Schwartz allows them to breathe a bit financially and not take a huge loss on their offensive line. Schwartz is on a contract year, so the Dolphins will have to re-sign him if they want to keep him on the roster for next season. In the trade talks, Schwartz expressed interest in a two year extension with the Dolphins. He has no interest in retiring and he wants to show the league that he is still one of the best tackles in the game. Schwartz is currently the highest rated RT in PML. He is 32 years old and regression hasn’t been the kindest to offensive linemen in Madden. The Dolphins are taking a chance that Mitchell will keep his superstar abilities for multiple seasons to come and that he will be able to protect Tua’s blindside against the elite defensive linemen in PML.¬†