The Miami Dolphins will have a tough decision to make at the tight end position because Charles Clay is set to hit the free agent market on March 10. Clay, who battled injuries last season, had a down year in production. He had 58 receptions for 605 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2013, he had 69 receptions for 759 yards and 6 touchdowns.
While the numbers don't seem too far off, anyone who watched the team both years saw how different Clay was in Bill Lazor's offense. With that said, a new system means time is needed to adjust on both ends. Lazor even admitted this when he said towards the end of the season that he was learning what they have in Clay and how he creates mismatches all over the field when used the right way.
That's why the Dolphins would like to bring back Clay despite his slight drop-off in stats this past season. They are also excited about the possibility of him and Dion Sims forming one of the more formidable tight end combinations in the league. On Monday evening, we asked our followers on Twitter what they would do if they were the general manager. Here's what some of them had to say.
As you can see, those who responded were all for bringing Clay. Put me in that boat as well. The free agent class of tight ends isn't the strongest and the draft class is extremely weak. Let Clay come back from his injuries and with another year in Lazor's system, he should revert back to the form we saw in 2013, if not even better.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs