Jackson writes that the Dolphins could be waiting for players to return for training camp before getting a deal done, or the organization wants to see how Gesicki and third-round TE Hunter Long plays in 2021.
Jackson adds that the franchise tag could be an option for Gesicki after this season, which would cost Miami $11.3 million for 2022.
Gesicki, 25, is a former second-round pick by the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $6,611,924 rookie contract that included a $2,888,962 signing bonus.
In 2020, Gesicki appeared in 15 games and recorded 53 receptions for 703 yards (13.3 YPC) and six touchdowns.