After a 7-9 season, the Miami Dolphins have some work to do this offseason and I feel their biggest move involves resigning one of their own. Reshad Jones has emerged as one of the best safeties in the NFL and deserves an extension at age 25.
Jones led the ‘Fins with four interceptions last year and has gotten better in each of his three seasons, which is all that Miami should be focusing on. The Dolphins would be unwise to let Jones walk after he has improved and outplayed his rookie contract. His rookie deal is in place until 2014 and he is only owed $1.323 million this coming season.
This would be a perfect time to pounce on Jones because if he puts in an excellent season in 2013, you can imagine 31 other NFL teams will be banging down the door of the former Georgia Bulldog.
The safety position is one of the toughest to gauge success, but it’s obvious to see that someone who was fourth on the team with 95 tackles and tied for second with nine pass deflections is making a large impact. With the New England Patriots locking Tom Brady up until 2017, the Dolphins need to do something about their secondary and this seems like the most logical move.
Rather than going out and signing a free agent at safety or trying in the draft yet again, this team can resign Jones to a fairly cheap price and have a game-changing safety for years to come. The Dolphins are free to make other moves, but they must make resigning Jones a top priority.