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Veteran Running Back Sony Michel plans to sign with the Miami Dolphins
On Monday, May 9th, 2022 sources close to the Miami Dolphins and their newest running back addition announce that the former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams running back, Sony Michel, completely intends to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins. Sony will soon become the next name to join an already bottomless backfield of running backs.
The 27 - year - old, Michel, will soon become the 3rd - running back to sign a new deal with the Miami Dolphins during this 2022 busy offseason of the National Football League as he will be joining Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds. The Miami Dolphins have already had Myles Gaskin on their official team roster, and they recently tendered Salvon Ahmed too.
The Miami Dolphins can definitely use a solid improvement to their rushing backfield offensive unit this year following them finishing 30th out of the 32 NFL franchises in total rushing yards during the 2021 - 2022 NFL season. The Miami Dolphins also finished the last NFL season with the third - lowest average rushing yards prior to contact as well as the seventh - lowest average rushing yards following contact in the entire National Football League.
New Offensive Additions
The seriously and quickly rebuilding Miami Dolphins have spent the majority of their resources during the 2022 NFL offseason on bolstering and adding quality pieces to their offense under their 1st - year head coach in Mike McDaniel. Moves such as including the signing of the offensive tackle Terron Armstead as well as trading for and signing the superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill to a new huge contract.
Love for Running the Football
Throughout the 5 - NFL seasons as the San Francisco 49ers run game coordinator, McDaniel's offensive units with the San Francisco 49ers rushed for the 11th - highest total yards in the National Football League. Last year, McDaniel's 1st - NFL season as the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, they were 7th in the NFL in rushing, and they were 5th in total rushing attempts.
Last NFL Season with the Los Angeles Rams
Michel just so happened to rush for 845 - yards, and he scored 5 - touchdowns (4 - rushing, 1 - receiving) for the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams last season. The Los Angeles Rams acquired Michel from the New England Patriots via a trade in August of 2021 in exchange for a 5th and a 6th - round pick during the 2022 NFL draft.
Sony was able to fill a major hole for the Los Angeles Rams following a serious Achilles tendon tear suffered by their number - 1 running back in Cam Akers just prior to training camp last season.
Michel played very scarcely until he was able to move into the Los Angeles Rams starting line - up in December of 2021 after the Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. suffered an injury as well. Michel rushed for over 100 - yards 2 - times during December of 2021, and Sony had another game where he recorded 92 - rushing yards.
Although Michel's role with the Los Angeles Rams decreased significantly due to the return of Akers at running back following Cam recovering from his injury and reclaiming his starting role, Michel was still able to provide solid minutes for the Los Angeles Rams when they called upon him during the 2021 - 2022 NFL playoffs.
Sony Michel played his NCAA college football career for the Georgia Bulldogs. The New England Patriots ultimately selected Michel with the 31st - overall pick during the 2018 NFL draft. They had declined his fifth-year option on his rookie contract last May.
Throughout his 3 - NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, Michel rushed for a total of 3,137 - yards as well as 18 - touchdowns.
Sony’s return back to the Miami, Florida area will be somewhat of a homecoming for Michel, who was previously a 5 - star running back at the American Heritage School which is approximately 20 - miles from the Miami Dolphin’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Sony Michel’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- 2 - Time Super Bowl Champion (LIII, LVI)
“Source: Sony Michel plans to sign with Miami Dolphins”, Marcel Louis - Jacques, espn.com, May 8, 2022.
“Sony Michel”, pro-football-reference.com, May 9, 2022.
Written by: David Green