Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, a fact which has been completely under-discussed.
And according to a league source, there aren’t contract extension talks at the moment.
Cornerback Xavien Howard is clearly and understandably a pressing extension priority. Howard is a Pro Bowler and a core member of Miami’s future.
The Dolphins don’t necessarily need to lock up left tackle Laremy Tunsil, another big part of Miami’s future, this offseason because Tunsil is eligible for a fifth-year option.
But what about the third key member of the 2016 NFL Draft class, spearheaded in excellent fashion by general manager Chris Grier?
Isn’t Drake, 25, a core member of Miami’s future?
Speaking with media Wednesday, Drake conceded the thought about his contract season is on his mind.