Whether or not Parker can be even called a breakout player is probably more the debate, however I believe that he has so much more to offer. This position could also have gone to Jay Ajayi, however with the signing of Arian Foster, it would seem the Dolphins will go with a committee at running back.
Last season Parker got off to a slow start, and this buried him in the depth chart, however lucky for him the Dolphins offence stalled so he got his chance earlier than expected. In a small sample, Parker was used as a deep threat and proved he can stretch the field, however with the retiring of Greg Jennings and the overall ineffectiveness of Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron, the Dolphins need Parker to become that star number 1 receiver.
Most of you reading this article probably think it crazy that Dolphins are looking for Parker to become the number 1 guy, when they have Jarvis Landry, a bonafide star at the position. While this is the case, Landry can score from anywhere on the field and as such could end up being deployed from the slot, the backfield, in the return game and literally anywhere else they get the chance. As this will become the case next year, the Dolphins will need that stereotypical number 1 receiver to work primarily on the outside against the oppositions number 1 cornerback, to stretch the field so they can deploy their other weapons to full effect.
Parker is a more than capable player, and with new head coach Adam Gase focusing on Tannehill’s development, look for Parker to have a breakout season that coincides with the Dolphins becoming a more complete offence.