After retiring from the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19, former Florida Gators running back Jordan Scarlett is back and ready to go.
Scarlett, who signed a futures contract with the Miami Dolphins, totaled 1,846 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns as a Gator.
He also averaged 5.4 yards per carry and will always be remembered in Florida for running hard and making plays.
Scarlett was drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
In Carolina, Scarlett never got a chance to show off what he could do in the regular season, as he played behind All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey.
Jordan Scarlett has a great opportunity with the Miami Dolphins.
Scarlett found her home in Miami after being sidelined by the Panthers and bouncing back a bit. And by home, I mean he’s literally home.
Scarlett attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This is probably Scarlett’s last chance to secure a berth in the NFL, and according to Scarlett’s coach Nick Hicks from PER4ORM, the trainer he’s worked with since heading into his freshman year of high school, Scarlett is “in the best shape of his life.”
Hicks also said, “Scarlett knows this is his last chance, so he’s going to drop everything.”
Miami is the place to be for any running back trying to jumpstart their career, mainly because head coach Brian Flores believes in the “Patriot Way” approach by commission, so every running back on the road. list will have a role.
Even though running back Myles Gaskin will be Miami running back in 2021, second, third and even fourth places still hold a lot of value for the Dolphins.
Scarlett also has experience in the Special Teams game, which will increase her chances of making the roster. And according to Hicks, “Scarlett will do whatever it takes to make the team and help the team win.”
This is good news for Dolphins fans and for Scarlett. Flores and the Dolphins love hard working players who will do their job and whatever else is asked of them.
Scarlett might not be mentioned much, but former Gator gets down to business and does whatever he can to show Miami that he can help them win football games.
I believe Scarlett has found the right situation for his NFL career, and he’ll finally be in the Miami Dolphins roster this season.