According to multiple reports, the Miami Dolphins have decided to reach out and sign running back Arian Foster to a one-year deal.
The contract will reportedly be worth $1.5 million, along with a $400,000 bonus. Based on incentives placed within the contract, this could launch Foster’s total worth to $3.5 million by the end of the year.
Foster most recently played for the Houston Texans, where he would wind up becoming the face of the franchise at one point in his career. After a slow decline over time, Foster would leave after a season-ending Achilles tear in 2015.
Other teams in on the mix for Foster were the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions, the latter was set to meet with him later in the week. With that being said, Miami does seem like the best fit for the veteran.
The Patriots are known as a pass-first franchise, therefore there is no way that Foster would have been able to get his touches, especially since he would share the field with running backs Dion Lewis and LaGarrett Blount.
As for the Lions, with the retirement of Calvin Johnson, there aren’t many options in Detroit. This would eventually leave defenses to stack the box against Foster, leaving himself with not a whole lot of room to work with.
The Dolphins provide everything Foster needs. Along with the weather, the only thing nicer is the fact that Miami has plenty of potential to work with.
With Jarvis Landry in his prime and Devante Parker on the rise, the Dolphins are suited for a wild card slot. That is if they can keep leads once in awhile.
The only other threat to take away Foster’s touches would be Sophmore Jay Ajayi, who was actually ranked the 45th top fantasy option by NFL Network just last week. The franchise also recently drafted running back Kenyan Drake.
Lamar Miller in 2015 is a living example that it is possible to succeed in Miami, whereas running backs in New England and Detroit could tell you otherwise.
The Miami Dolphins will look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008, where they would lose to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 27-9.
What do you think? With the signing of Arian Foster, can the Dolphins make a jump into the postseason?
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