All 32 front offices across the NFL were recently ranked by Pro Football Network, and the Miami Dolphins finished in the bottom half of the league at No. 20 overall.
General manager Chris Grier has been with the organization since 2000, starting as an area scout, and he made his way up the ranks to his current position that he took over back in 2016.
Here’s what PFN’s Dallas Robinson wrote about the general manager and rest of the front office:
“The Dolphins seemingly made all the right moves during their rebuild, trading away veterans and acquiring more future draft capital while looking ahead to tomorrow. Grier’s process was sound, but he hasn’t been able to hit his draft selections. Miami’s decision to take Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert looks like an all-time mistake. The team also whiffed on its other two 2020 first-rounders (Austin Jackson and Noah Igbinoghene).
Thankfully, the early returns on Grier’s 2021 draft class, which included Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips, and Jevon Holland, are incredibly strong. With Tyreek Hill now in Miami, this is a make-or-break year for Tua — and it could be for Grier as well.”
The only teams behind the Dolphins with general managers who aren’t in their first years were the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Washington Commanders, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers.
In Grier’s tenure, the Dolphins have made the postseason only once – his first year as general manager. However, many credit Mike Tannenbaum, who was Miami’s executive vice president of football operations from 2015-18, for most of the work done before his departure.
This offseason, Grier and his staff have done a ton to garner support from fans, trading for wide receiver Tyreek Hill and signing impact free agents like Terron Armstead, Connor Edmonds and many others.
Making the postseason and proving to be Super Bowl contenders would shoot the Dolphins’ front office up the list, and if they can’t do that, they’ll either continue being down toward the bottom of the NFL or they’ll eventually find a new general manager completely.
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