At 26-years-old Ahmad Bradshaw is the sixth leading rusher in New York Giants history, two Super Bowl championships and currently doesn’t have a job.
Bradshaw rushed for over 1,000 yards for just the second time in his career this season and also played most of the year with a bad right foot that required surgery this offseason. The Giants will turn to David Wilson and Andre Brown to replace Bradshaw who has been great in each of his six seasons.
Now, is the time for the Miami Dolphins to make a big splash and bring in Bradshaw to be the team’s #1 running back in 2013. The Dolphins are losing Reggie Bush to free agency this offseason and a move like Bradshaw would give them the consistency they need to compete with the New England Patriots and the AFC East.
If in fact the Dolphins don’t bite on Bradshaw they will have a big void in their backfield with Daniel Thomas who has disappointed with just 905 over his last two seasons in the NFL–Thomas has also had injury issues causing him to miss seven games in his young career.
In my mind he would make the biggest difference at a position that is becoming more and more important in the NFL.
The Dolphins would be foolish not to take a chance on Bradshaw who has turned in several great seasons and is a model of consistency at such a crucial NFL position. Signing the back would give second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill a security blanket behind him that can catch the ball out of backfield and pick up large first downs.
Miami owes it to themselves to take a chance on a guy like Bradshaw.