5 biggest winners and losers from NFL free agency

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Winner: Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins started 8-3 in 2022, but after a litany of injures, mainly Tua Tagovailoa's multiple concussions, the Dolphins lost five straight games before winning the season finale to secure the AFC’s final playoff spot.

Tua should be healthy headed into 2023 and the Dolphins have loaded up. The Dolphins traded Hunter Long and a third-round pick for Jalen Ramsey, which was a heist. Miami also signed Mike White, who profiles as one of the NFL’s better backup quarterbacks.

The Dolphins also added David Long Jr., a linebacker the Giants were linked to, re-signed Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., signed Braxton Berrios, and signed Jake Bailey, a Pro Bowl punter.

The Dolphins hired Vic Fangio, a defense wizard, as their new defensive coordinator. On paper, Miami has the best defense in football heading into 2023. Offensively, the Dolphins are stacked with stars, and will likely address the offensive line in the draft, which is there only real need.

With these new additions, the Dolphins should be one of the AFC favorites, and have a real shot to win the AFC East.

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