Point is, we have a butt ton of money to spend. If we're going to spend money, I want it to be on players that can impact Tannehill's progress and Miami's overall prowess on offense.
I've seen people on here mention that they think signing Hartline is the kiss of death for Miami drafting a player and bringing in one of the "big 3" wide receivers. Why? Teams in the NFL know that you can never have enough weapons. That's why the Patriots have Gronkowski AND Hernandez, why the Falcons have Jones AND White. If you re-sign Brian Hartline, you have a receiver that has already built rapport with Tannehill. Take six from 40 and you still have 34. Miami is not setting themselves back by signing Hartline. They are simply making sure their investment on Tannehill pays off.
Sometimes, it takes rookies time to adjust. If Miami does decide to use one of their five picks in the first three rounds on a receiver (which I find very likely), what's to say that player will immediately be better than Hartline?
There's been some speculation that Miami parts ways with Bess. Even if Bess stays, a receiving corps with Jennings OR Wallace, Hartline, Bess, Rookie and Matthews is much better than a receiving corps minus Hartline.
The man just had 1,000 yards receiving, I can't really fathom why some of you don't want him as a member of this team.
"But Hartline was the only receiving option Miami had! He had the most balls thrown his way. Who else did Miami have to throw the ball to?"
Yeah, who else did Miami have to throw the ball to? Hartline was the focal point of defenses and he still managed to get open enough to get over 1,000 yards. Lord knows he was one of the only pieces on that offense that actually worked.
My point being: you can re-sign Hartline and still have the means to bring in a free agent and use a draft pick on a receiver.