Odell Beckham Jr. Signing With Miami Dolphins, per Report

Beckham took less money for a better fit in Miami.
Dec 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3)
Dec 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. is signing with the Miami Dolphins according to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. There must have been a group text or something because according to very similarly worded tweets, Beckham is signing a 1-year deal worth up to $8.25 million and he took less than he was offered elsewhere to sign with the Dolphins.

Beckham appeared in 14 regular season games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2023 and caught 35 passes and scored three touchdowns. Beckham hasn't been a Pro Bowler since his early days with the New York Giants, but he did manage to average a career-high 16.1 yards per catch last season. That was the eighth-highest average in the NFL and a full yard higher than new teammate Tyreek Hill.

Beckham's solid year in Baltimore was especially impressive since he was coming off a torn ACL he suffered in the Super Bowl when he was with the Los Angeles Rams. That was his second torn ACL since 2020.

At this point in his career, no one expects him to be a superstar again, but as a third option behind Hill and Jaylen Waddle in Mike McDaniel's passing attack he should be a great fit. Last year the Dolphins led the NFL in passing yards and total yards before their offense stalled out in the freezing cold in Kansas City in the wild card round.


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