Let’s talk about odds…
The 2019 season has been anything but entertaining for the Miami Dolphins and their loyal fanbase. Unless of course you believe in the art of tanking, in which case you are probably very supportive of Miami’s efforts this NFL season. Truth is, Miami is on pace to become the worst team in the history of the NFL. No, this is not a joke. And although we all wish and hope for a quick turanaround, a terrible 2019 season can mean only one thing. Alabama QB, Tua Tagovailoa.
Unfortunately, Miami isn’t the only team that appears to be tanking for Tua.
In fact, there are currently six teams that remain winless in 2019. Fortunately, not all of those teams are in need of a QB. Which means if the Dolphins truly covet one of this year’s franchise signal-callers, they can move up and try to acquire their ‘next Dan Marino’. Or not, the choice is theirs. But what we’re starting to realize more and more each day, is that if Miami does want to land Tagovailoa, they might need to go 0-16 to do so. This is okay with me and I’m sure a majority of fans would suffer through a historically bad season, if it meant landing the Crimson Tide QB.
But how likely is it for Miami to go 0-16? According to Sports Betting Dime, the Dolphins odds of going 0-16 are as follows:
Sure, the odds could change several times between now and the end of the season. But nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how Miami stacks up against the rest of the field. Furthermore, if the Dolphins truly are tanking (they are), this would be the perfect outcome. Trust me, if the Dolphins land Tua, the franchise will be winning football games quicker than you can pronounce his first name-Tuanigamanuolepola
In the end, Miami is most likely going to squeak out a win or two. Why? Because nothing good ever happens to the Dolphins. And in a year where the QB class is out of this world, and there’s a guy staring them in the face with elite intangibles, Miami will find a way to mess this up. No matter how good they look in their current state. But let’s be honest, there’s nothing fans want to hear more than these famous words…
“With the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select:”
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Josh Houtz (@houtz) is a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins, and has fallen in love with Tua Tagovailoa.