Dolphins Find Tua Some Much Needed Protection In Pro Bowl LT Terron Armstead

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The Dolphins added to their free agency haul Tuesday, signing left tackle Terron Armstead to a multi-year contract.

Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, it’s a five-year, $75 million deal plus incentives for Armstead. As Pelissero notes, Armstead was the No.1 remaining player in free agency. The deal makes Armstead the 12th highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, according to Over The Cap.

Armstead joins former Cowboys guard Connor Williams as offensive line free agents to sign with Miami. The Dolphins inked Williams to a two-year, $14 million deal last week.

Armstead, 30, has been a model of consistency at the position since being selected by the Saints in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In nine seasons in New Orleans, eight protecting the blindside of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, Armstead was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

He’s been plagued by injuries over the course of his career, never suiting up in a full 16 or 17-game season. In 2021, Armstead appeared in just eight games, dealing with a knee injury that required offseason surgery.

But with the inconsistent play of tackles Liam Eichenberg and Jesse Davis this past season, Armstead still figures to be a substantial upgrade in protecting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his crucial third season. Per Pro Football Focus, Miami’s offensive line in 2021 allowed a league-high 235 pressures and recorded the worst pass-blocking efficiency score in the league.

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Written by Nick Geddes

Nick Geddes is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. A life-long sports enthusiast, Nick shares a passion for sports writing and is proud to represent OutKick.

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