It feels as if coaches and fans have had the “this is the year he breaks out” attitude with Parker and the frustrating thing with that is that it hasn’t happened and I’m not sure it ever will with him on this team. He’s had his fair share of injuries and that is actually a problem. The guy can’t stay healthy and even when he is, there still isn’t much shown from him.
Over the course of the three years he has played for Miami, he has put up 128 receptions, 1,781 yards and 8 touchdowns. Those numbers aren’t good enough coming from a player Miami drafted with the 14th pick in the first round in 2015.
There’s been excuse after excuse made for DeVante Parker as to why he hasn’t put it all together and my question is when is that going to stop? Parker has talent but I don’t think he’s going to be able to put it all together in Miami.
Next year will be the last year of his rookie contract and with the Dolphins looking to extend Landry, I wouldn’t bring parker back after next year ends unless he has some crazy season statistical wise.
When Tannehill went down in training camp and Miami signed Jay Cutler, the feeling was that Parker would thrive since Cutler likes to throw the ball downfield. The complete opposite of that has happened. Most of Parker’s stats this season I feel have come in garbage time and even if he starts off hot in the first half he’ll disappear in the second.
It’s time to stop waiting and making excuses for DeVante Parker. If he starts playing better great, if not then move on and look for a different receiver to takeover.