- Robinson adds that Suh’s next contract will set a new guaranteed money record for a defensive player.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that several agents and league executives are operating under the impression that the Dolphins are the front-runners to sign free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.
However, Jackson mentions that there has been no indication from Suh’s camp that he has made a decision as of now.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that several sources around the NFL are talking about free agent DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins “as if it already happened.”
All indications are that the Dolphins are the team to beat for Suh in the coming days.
Yesterday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins are “confident” about their chances of getting Suh under contract. Although, Salguero adds that the Dolphins do not view Suh signing with them as being a certainty.
While the Chargers, Raiders, Colts, Jaguars, Titans and Lions have all come up as potential options for Suh, a number of reports have said that state taxes could play a role in Suh’s decision.
Early projections for the type of contract that Suh could receiver say he’s in line for a six-year contract worth over $100 million that includes more than $60 guaranteed and an annual salary of $17 million.
The fact that there is no state income tax in Florida would mean he would be able to keep several million dollars of this agreement, which is a big difference when you consider that state income taxes in other states like California (13.3 percent) and Michigan (4.25 percent).
Miami has been shedding salary in recent days, so if this is really the route they want to go, signing Suh is definitely a possibility for them.
Suh, 27, recorded 51 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the league.
We have Suh currently ranked as the No. 1 player in our Top 100 Free Agents List.