The Miami Dolphin’s wide receiver, Brian Hartline, came up in a big way in week 4 of the NFL season. The new possible number 1 receiver for the team hauled in 12 passes for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game. He averaged 21 yards a catch and could not be covered against a Cardinals defense that ultimately did go on to win the game 24-21. Hartline, thanks in large part to that game, now leads the NFL in yards with 455 yards receiving.
This success has caused some talk of trade negotiations for Hartline who has not asked, but seems to be getting quick credit for his contributions. More amazingly, Hartline has done so well despite missing the preseason. Hartline missed with a calf injury, but had even bigger problems before the calf issues. This is due to the fact that Hartline had to get his appendix removed prior to preseason and had many complications from that surgery. Despite all, he has rose from the ashes and produced.
Time will tell if Hartline will continue to progress as a receiver and just how much money may be coming his way. If he can continue to show what he has then you can assume he can possibly get number 1 receiver money. Hartline does not possess great size or strength, but is quick and has an ability to find soft spots in the zone. He can get open and makes catches rather then drops. Hopefully his season will end up with a nice Cinderella story with a big contract.