Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is about to hit free agency in a few weeks and though it remains to be seen if Miami will bring him back, Miller made his overall wish clear on a local radio show.
“I want to be a featured back,” Miller recently told Joe Rose of WQAM in Miami, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “I want the recognition I deserve.”
There should certainly be a market for Miller, despite the fact that he averaged just over 15 touches per game over the past two years. However, that can be attributed to the anemic offense run by former coach Joe Philbin and is not indicative of the former Miami Hurricane’s overall talent.
It should also be noted that in the interview, Miller said that he wants to stay in Miami and that is understandable. Not only did he play his college ball there, but he is from there as well.
Working against, Miller, however, is the inflated $8 million a year contract that DeMarco Murray received from the Philadelphia Eagles last season. Given how disappointing Murray was last season, not to mention how Miller only had 872 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, it could be hard to justify giving Miller featured back money.
But any GM worth his weight in gold will see just how talented Miller is and that he can be a great featured back if given the chance. he’s only about to turn 25 years old and should have plenty of gas left in the tank. For the right price, he should be able to find a featured back role somewhere, be it with Miami or on another team.
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