Number One: Miami Dolphins
Early offseason reports indicated that the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins were in talks regarding Knile Davis. However, no trade happened and the Dolphins eventually signed Arian Foster. That decision may be short-lived though as Foster left the field this past Sunday with a groin injury. As of now, the injury is not expected to be serious, but it is a concern for Miami.
The Dolphins have to find a way to alleviate the pressure on quarterback Ryan Tannehill. A strong and reliable run game should do that. Knile Davis doesn’t have a resume that really shows that, but he does have several good games. Included in those good games is a 2014 contest against the Dolphins where Davis stood out.
The Dolphins could also use some help at kick returner. The team is currently going with 5’7, 161 lbs Jakeem Grant. Kickoffs are considered the most violent play in football, so the Dolphins staff can’t be too thrilled about relying on a guy so small. Knile Davis is much larger, and a better downhill runner. The added value in the kicking game is really what makes Davis a strong option for Miami.
The Chiefs are in a great position to capitalize on their stacked backfield. The simple truth is that Knile Davis is a bit of a waste on this roster. Despite last season’s injury issues, it is extremely rare that a team needs to be four deep at running back. The best value for Kansas City right now is to try and work a trade that nets the team a draft pick in return for an asset they simply do not need.