Suh strikes big deal with Dolphins!
Ndamukong Suh is now the highest paid defensive player in the history of the NFL after signing a deal with the Miami Dolphins for a whopping $114 million over the next six seasons with $60 million guaranteed. Suh who might not never live up to that dollar amount, is an uber-talented defensive tackle that has dominated over his first five seasons and time will tell if he is worth the investment.
Suh has been the anchor for a Lions’ defense which was dominant last season leading the NFL in rush defense. He has a rare combination of pass rushing ability, recording 36 sacks in his career, and run stopping prowess. One thing Suh will automatically bring to the Dolphins’ defense, ranked 21st last season is edge. Suh commands a double team and makes the players around him better. Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon will have far more one-on-one matchups in 2015 and as talented as they are they may be in line for a career year respectively with Suh in the fold. Without question this defense will definitely improve with the addition of Suh.
The Dolphins add the biggest fish in free agency but many will question if this was the right move. Initial talks in the Miami area are split on the acquisition, as Suh will make $19 million annually. Those in opposition of the deal will question the amount of money the team has left to bring in other quality players this off-season and in upcoming seasons. Many believe none of the team’s issues have been fixed by signing Suh, and in fact, more holes have surfaced. The Fins still have concerns along their offensive line, secondary, and need another quality receiver. The draft will be huge for the Dolphins as Miami still has work to do before the naysayers fully welcome Suh.