Report: CB Jamar Taylor considered quitting the Miami Dolphins last year

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor considered quitting the team last year. A 2nd round pick who the Dolphins had high hopes for never got a chance last season because of many injuries and missing so much time in training camp. Although for a player in his rookie year to consider quitting the league one must ask; did Jeff Ireland and the Dolphins do enough of a background check on the player and were there any warning signs of Taylor lacking the "heart" to play in the NFL?

In the article Taylor said...“It was to the point last year I thought I was done playing football,” Taylor told the Statesman. “I didn’t want to play anymore. I was out of it. Thank God for my girlfriend, my family, my pastors and God — because I made it through and kept working. I’m really looking forward to this year. I’m going to turn a lot of heads."

He goes onto say...“Coming back, not being myself, being slower, not as quick, not as agile — watching on Sunday, knowing you want to play, knowing you’re better than some guys and there’s nothing you can do about it,” 

Taylor will have a huge opportunity this upcoming season and will fight for a starting job. Let's hope he has the heart to be an NFL player and isn't another in the long line of bad picks made by former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland.

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