Former Rams, Patriots RB Sony Michel signs with Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have added another element to their enhanced offense.
Former Patriots running back Sony Michel is signing with the Dolphins, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, according to a source.
A first-round pick for New England in 2018, Michel spent the first three years of his career with the Patriots, and now after a one-year stint with the Rams, he returns to the AFC East.
Michel was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams during his four-year career, winning Super Bowl LIII for the first time with the Patriots in 2018, in which he scored the game’s only touchdown to give New -England a lead in the fourth quarter, and winning again with Los Angeles in 2021.
Michel is Miami’s latest acquisition in an offseason in which it signed several big-name players in an effort to better its 9-8 record from 2021.
The front office hired a more offensive coach in Mike McDaniel, then caused a stir with his trade for receiver Tyreek Hill. Additionally, the Dolphins signed wide Cedrick Wilson and added running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert to an offense that already included tight end Mike Gesicki and 2021 draft standout receiver Jaylen Waddle.
With this plethora of goals to work with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins are clearly looking to improve their offensive numbers after ranking near the bottom in total yards in 2021, averaging 307.0 per game.
And with Michel just the latest member of this group of new Dolphins, expectations are going to be high for Miami’s offense this fall.