As much as Tua loves throwing to tight ends, I see a contract being hammered out some time this year or maybe right after when teams are awarded a bigger cap for 2022. I don't think you let your own drafted playmakers get away. The Dolphins may have a powerful 2 TE set with Gesicki and rookie Hunter Long.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
▪ The Dolphins, in recent months, have extended two members of their 2018 draft class — kicker Jason Sanders and linebacker Jerome Baker — but we hear there is nothing percolating on the contract front with tight end Mike Gesicki at this time.
It’s unclear what to make of that. Perhaps the Dolphins are waiting until everyone gets back from vacation. Perhaps they’re waiting to see how Gesicki and rookie third-round pick Hunter Long play this year.
Regardless, Gesicki is in good position to snag a very good contract in free agency next March if he doesn’t re-sign with the Dolphins before that.
The projected 2022 franchise tag for tight ends is $11.3 million, according to overthecap.com. Slapping the tag on Gesicki would be one option next spring.
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