There have been whispers about head coach Mike McDaniel not being safe in 2023, despite leading the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs in his first year. But it appears that will not happen.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the Dolphins have not had any internal talks about McDaniel not returning in 2023. Darlington said general manager Chris Grier and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa are also not at risk of losing their jobs.
The Dolphins started the season 8–3, but fell into a five-game losing streak that forced them into a win-or-go-home situation in Week 18. There were reports that McDaniel could be out of a job if he lost.
But despite not having Tua Tagovailoa, they managed to win in week 18, securing their first playoff trip since 2016. Tua is still not healthy for the playoffs, though, giving him little chance against the Buffalo Bills today.
Still, they managed to keep today’s game against Buffalo a close 34-31 loss. The team can take many positives into 2023.
The Miami Dolphins have a solid base of young and talented stars on both offense and defense.
The only true question mark heading to Miami in 2023 is his quarterback position. Miami will soon have to decide whether to pick up a fifth-year option on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or play out the final year and try to find someone else.
Jobs may be secure, but that doesn’t mean the Dolphins don’t have a problem going into the offseason.