By: Jason Sarney
The Miami Dolphins welcomed newly acquired linebacker, Brennan Scarlett to South Florida via Zoom call Monday morning. Scarlett was acquired over the weekend and becomes yet another Texan to join the Dolphins. The Cal and Stanford product, as odd as that sounds, is excited to be a Dolphin. "I appreciate the welcome I am happy to be here.”
He added, “at the end of the day, Miami is just a great historic franchise."
Scarlett was undrafted in 2016 and signed with Houston and has spent his full five-year career there before signing with Miami. Prior to this, he spent three seasons at California earning a degree, then to transfer over to rival, Stanford to pursue a master’s degree in management science and engineering.
"I did the Cal-Stanford thing, it doesn't really happen like that. Cal was a great university, a great football program, after I graduated with a business degree, it was time to move on."
He adds, "education is important to me."
In fact, he was even a former Cal teammate of now current Miami assistant coach, Austin Clark. Scarlett raved about Clark's ball-hawking skills, and even referred to him as the, "Honey Badger."
The outside linebacker will provide depth for the Dolphins unit that already added beef in the middle with former teammate as a Texan, Benardrick McKinney. Scarlett continued his high-praise of another teammate in McKinney saying, "B-Mac; he loves the game of football." Scarlett adds that he and McKinney are, "two guys that love to compete and love to play football"
In spot-starting action, Scarlett has 139 total tackles with 10 for loss and 5.5 sacks. He has 12 QB hits, 5 passes defensed, and an interception thus far in his 56 career games.
Scarlett closed with his repeated excitement to be in Miami, citing again the rich tradition of the Dolphins. "The Miami Dolphins organization has a great history, a history of winning, a historic organization....one I've always respected growing up."
"I'm really excited being a part of that story."