MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It is the end of the road for organized team activities (OTAS) this off-season, but Jerome Baker hopes he will be in South Florida for the next one, and the next one, and the one after that.
Baker, sporting the bucket hat, is in the final year of his rookie deal.READ MORE: Police ID Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Lauderhill Canal, Name Mother Person Of Interest
The Dolphins linebacker has led the team in tackles in two of his three NFL seasons and is deserving of a payday somewhere. And if you ask him, staying in South Florida would be his preferred choice.
“Can you see yourself playing in Miami for a long time?,” asked CBS4’s Mike Cugno.READ MORE: 2 Of South Florida’s Top Cops React To Miami-Dade Mayor’s White House Visit For Gun Violence Discussion
“Oh yeah, I want to play here the rest of my career. I love it here. I love the fans. I love the organization. I love everybody here. I definitely see myself playing here for a long time,” said Baker.
Even though Baker says those contract discussions haven’t started, he is still focused on improving on the field.
Baker thinks this can be one of the best defenses in the league.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Team Up With Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Broward For Pride Month Initiative
But personally, he wants to get better at stopping the run.