Why the Dolphins could be AFC’s toughest play-off yet
If the Dolphins make it through the post-season, their widely-received duo Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle could be a handful for any opponent.
Many of the NFL’s wide receiver duos are dangerous, but none more so than Hill-Waddle, who has the opportunity to be a player all the time. They can be said to be like Isaac Bruce and Terry Holt of “The Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams or Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2000s.
Those duos have combined to hit more than 28,000 career yards each, so the South Beach team has plenty of avenues to go.
Hill had his share of doubts after the Kansas City head of the hitter unexpectedly swapped him in the off-season for the Dolphins. But he had a career year without Patrick Mahomes, catching 109 passes for 1,529 yards.
Before the season, Miami’s first year head coach Mike McDaniel told the imaginary players waddling drafts because he knows how dynamic the former Alabama star can be in his offense.
Waddle’s role changed from 2021 when he hit a rookie record of 104 catches. In 2021, he is the recipient of title honored in a broken RPO violation. Only 56.7% (59 of 104) of his tackles were a first defeat in 2021 compared to 83.9% (52 of 62) this season.
Waddle is now used as a knockdown weapon. He has an average target depth of 12.2 yards, a significant increase from his 7.1 mark in 2021. His yards per touchdown increased dramatically to a league-leading 18 yards. , which is almost double his 9.8 average from 2021.