2019 Miami Dolphins season
The 2019 Miami Dolphins season will be the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League, the 54th overall and their first under new head coach Brian Flores. The Dolphins will attempt to improve on their 7–9 record from last season and finish with a winning record for the first time since 2016, winning a playoff game since 2000 and to be the first team to play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. For the first time since 2011, quarterback Ryan Tannehill won’t be on the roster, as he was traded to the Tennessee Titans on March 15, 2019. The trade will reunite Tannehill with long-time Dolphin Cameron Wake, who signed with Tennessee via free agency 4 days prior.
|2019 Miami Dolphins season|
|Head coach||Brian Flores|
|General manager||Chris Grier|
|Owner||Stephen M. Ross|
|Home field||Hard Rock Stadium|
Offseason Coaching changeEdit
The Dolphins fired head coach Adam Gase on December 31, 2018, after the team missed the playoffs for a second-straight season and finished 2018 with a 7–9 record. The Dolphins conducted multiple interviews, but were linked to New England Patriots linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores but had to wait to hire him until after the Patriots were out of the NFL playoffs due to league rules. On February 4, 2019, the day after Super Bowl LIII, the team announced Flores as their thirteenth head coach. The Dolphins announced the majority of Flores' coaching staff on February 8, 2019, including Chad O'Shea as offensive coordinator, Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator, Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator, and Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.
- Exact numbers of the selections from rounds 4–7 will be determined when compensatory selections are awarded at the NFL's annual spring owners' meetings.
|2||Traded to the Arizona Cardinals|
|4||Traded to the New Orleans Saints|
|5||151||Andrew Van Ginkel||LB||Wisconsin|
|6||202||Isaiah Prince||OT||Ohio State|
|7||233||Chandler Cox||Full Back||Auburn|
|7||234||Myles Gaskin||Running Back||Washington|
Miami Dolphins staff
Brian Hampton of Venice Florida has been named special teams consultant.
The Dolphins' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9. Exact dates and times were finalized on April 23.
|Week||Date||Kickoff (EDT)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||August 8||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons||Hard Rock Stadium|
|2||August 16||7:30 p.m.||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium|
|3||August 22||8:00 p.m.||Jacksonville Jaguars||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|4||August 29||8:00 p.m.||at New Orleans Saints||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|Week||Date||Kickoff (ET)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||September 8||1:00 p.m.||Baltimore Ravens||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|2||September 15||1:00 p.m.||New England Patriots||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|3||September 22||1:00 p.m.||at Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium||CBS|
|4||September 29||1:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Chargers||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|6||October 13||1:00 p.m.||Washington Redskins||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|7||October 20||1:00 p.m.||at Buffalo Bills||New Era Field||CBS|
|8||October 28||8:15 p.m.||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||ESPN|
|9||November 3||1:00 p.m.||New York Jets||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|10||November 10||4:05 p.m.||at Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||CBS|
|11||November 17||1:00 p.m.||Buffalo Bills||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|12||November 24||1:00 p.m.||at Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||CBS|
|13||December 1||1:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|14||December 8||1:00 p.m.||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|15||December 15||1:00 p.m.||at New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|16||December 22||1:00 p.m.||Cincinnati Bengals||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|17||December 29||1:00 p.m.||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||CBS|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times from Weeks 6–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling, for the exception of Week 8, which occurs on Monday Night Football.
- Patra, Kevin (December 31, 2018). "Miami Dolphins fire head coach Adam Gase". NFL.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
- Nogle, Kevin (February 4, 2019). "Dolphins introduce Brian Flores as head coach". The Phinsider. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Nogle, Kevin (February 8, 2019). "Dolphins announce Brian Flores coaching staff". The Phinsider. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- Lions trade DT Akeem Spence to Dolphins ESPN, May 3, 2018