For much of their franchise history, the Miami Dolphins were one of the elite franchises in the sport. In the 1970s, they went to three consecutive Super Bowls and produced the NFL’s only perfect season. In the 1980s they went to two more Super Bowls and in the Dan Marino era they were always relevant.
But in recent years, the dolphins have not achieved much. They have only made it to the playoffs twice in the past 20 seasons and both times they lost in the wildcard round.
Dolphin quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Tyreek Hill’s podcast that he wants to improve his team’s fortunes and make the dolphins the biggest thing in Miami.
“It means playing a lot for the Miami Dolphins,” Tagovailoa said via the Miami Herald† “At one point, the city of Miami was all about the dolphins, because the dolphins were really the only professional sports team that was ever here. And then the Heat came in, the Panthers came in. But that’s really what we’re trying to do. We are trying to restore the culture here in Miami.”
With the arrival of Tyreek Hill, expectations are high that Tagovailoa will take a big step in his third NFL season. And maybe make Miami revolve around the dolphins again.