Why Haven’t the Miami Dolphins Re-Signed Jason Taylor?

April 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Unfortunately, this piece does not succeed in answering the question posed in its headline.

I cannot answer that question because I don't have an answer. Because, no matter how many times and no matter how long I've tried to answer that question, I cannot make sense of the Dolphins' actions—or lack thereof—in this case.

As you well know by now, Dolphins' free-agent outside linebacker Jason Taylor has visited the New York Jets and is currently mulling over a contract offer, with sources saying a deal is "close".

Meanwhile, the Dolphins seem to think they're one of the cool kids in school, and view Taylor as a last-resort date for the dance only if no one else works out.

It is a stance I simply cannot comprehend, even from a purely football standpoint rather than a sentimental one.

Sure, it would be nice for the Dolphins to re-sign Taylor because of how long he's played for the team and what he's meant to the team's fan...

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