Dolphins General Manager Randy Mueller’s contact with the team has been extended through at least the 2009 season according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The report from the papers website states that his inital salary, which was for $2.1 million over three years, will be revised and he will get a raise.
The current deal for Mueller ran though June of 2008. The story says that the organization is happy with the way that Mueller and new head coach Cam Cameron have worked together in their first few months together, and it made it easy for the move to be made.Mueller spent 17 years in the Seattle organization (1983-99), his last five seasons as vice president/football operations. He spent 2000-2001 as General Manager of Football Operations for New Orleans. He was The Sporting News NFL Executive of the Year in 2000. From 2002 until he joined the Dolphins, Mueller was an analyst for ESPN.
Overall, I’m not quite sure as to what Mueller has done to earn such an extension. The Nick Saban situation was not all his fault, but still, the Dolphins continue to be average at best, and most of the time below average. This is a risky thing to do with a team that is getting older on defense, and is looking at a retooled offense with shakey Trent Green at QB.