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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Miami Dolphins

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Miami Dolphins rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-Super Bowl 56 roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 17

Offseason in three or fewer words: Revamp this offense

It didn't matter who Miami's next coach was going to be, the task this offseason remained the same: revitalizing the NFL's 25th-ranked offense from a season ago. The Dolphins have the most salary-cap space in the league and must use it to build around quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, which includes bolstering the offensive line and adding a high-level skill player. The 2022 season is a decision year for Miami in regard to Tagovailoa's future. And after spending the fifth overall pick on him in 2020, Miami has to do whatever it takes to get a return on its investment. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

NFL.com -- Rank: 20

The appointment of Mike McDaniel as head coach served as a pleasant distraction, but a smart hire can't wash away the bigger concerns surrounding this team. The bombshell civil suit filed by former coach Brian Flores continues to reverberate, with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reporting that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross could face severe discipline, "up to and including Ross losing the team by a vote of fellow owners" if allegations that Ross offered Flores $100,000 for each loss during the 2019 NFL season are proven by a league investigation. Quite a backdrop for McDaniel as he begins his maiden voyage as head coach.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 22

New coach Mike McDaniel is known as a bright offensive mind. He has a big challenge in getting Tua Tagovailoa to play at a high level.

USA Today -- Rank: 22

Former coach Brian Flores is gone, but the disarray around this club may be only beginning.

The Athletic -- Rank: 19

A month ago, after the Dolphins finished the season having won eight of their final nine games, no one would have predicted significant offseason drama in Miami. But then came Brian Flores' surprising firing and his subsequent lawsuit against the NFL and several teams, including the Dolphins, and a bombshell allegation that owner Stephen Ross offered him financial incentives to tank in 2019. All of this overshadows the normal excitement that comes along with a new coach, as Mike McDaniel tries to figure out what to make of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and a struggling run game.

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