There are only two vacant GM jobs out there in the NFL. TWO!
There's the Miami Dolphins, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That means for an entire years the Dolphins have one of two opportunities to become a top level executive in the NFL.
Sure, the job doesn't come with final say on the Dolphins' coaching staff, and the salary cap. Whoever Steve Ross picks will have to work with Joe Philbin and Dawn Aponte, not manage them. But nothing about the team's power structure changed from the Jeff Ireland era. And the job does come with final say on the team's personnel (the 90 player training camp roster, the 53-man roster and the eight player practice squad).
The Tampa Bay job, where new head coach Lovie Smith reportedly has final say within the organization, doesn't provide that.
That is why it is irresponsible for people to claim the Dolphins' GM job isn't desirable. It is one of 32 unique opportunities to pick the groceries at the highest level of football.
It is roughly two hours of compacted Dolphins talk. We talk about all the candidates, we discuss the growth of Ryan Tannehill, and breakdown why Joe Philbin will get a third season to turn the Dolphins into a winner.