Dolphins 2024 Training Camp Preview: C Aaron Brewer

The veteran newcomer is expected to anchor the offensive line
Aaron Brewer stands on the field before a Tennessee Titans game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium last season.
Aaron Brewer stands on the field before a Tennessee Titans game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium last season. / Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins offensive line has been under scrutiny the past few years, and the team brought in a couple of veteran newcomers to help make up for the losses of starters Connor Williams and Robert Hunt.

At the forefront is center/guard Aaron Brewer, who came over from the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent.

Brewer is the subject of our next installment in a series examining the players on the roster heading into the start of training camp, looking back at their 2023 season, how they joined the team, their contract status, and their outlook for the 2024.

AARON BREWER, OL

Height: 6-1
Weight: 295 lbs.
Exp.: 5 Years
School: Texas State
How Acquired: Unrestricted free agent (Tennessee), 2024

2023 in Review

Brewer started all 17 games for the Titans for a second consecutive year, though this time it was a center after he lined up at guard in 2022.

He was the 11th-ranked center based on the Pro Football Focus grades, with much better marks as a run blocker (78.7) than a pass protection (52.5).

With Brewer starting every game at center, Tennessee ranked 17th in rushing yards in the NFL last season, 15th in average per attempt.

Contract/Cap Info

Brewer joined the Dolphins when he signed a three-year deal worth $21 million, with $13 million guaranteed, per overthecap.com. The deal includes two void years to help spread out the cap hit of the signing bonus over five years instead of three. His cap number for 2024 is $2.5 million before jumping to $8.1 million the next two years.

2024 Preview

The book on Brewer when he joined the Dolphins was that he's undersized offensive lineman who just might be the most athletic center in the NFL, so he should be a good fit for a Dolphins offense that emphasizes agility over physicality up front.

Brewer dealt with a minor injury during the OTAs, but was back on the field for the minicamp and he looked just as advertised.

If the Dolphins offensive line is to play its part and help the offense reach its full potential — and take the next step — Brewer is going to have to give the Dolphins the kind of center play they got from Connor Williams when he was on the field last season.

PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SERIES

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB De'Von Achane

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB Salvon Ahmed

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: T Terron Armstead

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: LB Shaquil Barrett

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR Odell Beckham Jr.

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR Braxton Berrios

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: CB Ethan Bonner

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ALAIN POUPART

Alain Poupart is the publisher/editor of All Dolphins and co-host of the All Dolphins Podcast. Alain has covered the Miami Dolphins on a full-time basis since 1989 for various publications and media outlets, including Dolphin Digest, The Associated Press, the Dolphins team website, and the Fan Nation Network (part of Sports Illustrated). In addition to being a credentialed member of the Miami Dolphins press corps, Alain has covered three Super Bowls (for NFL.com, Football News and the Montreal Gazette), the annual NFL draft, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL Scouting Combine. During his almost 40 years in journalism, which began at the now-defunct Miami News, Alain has covered practically every sport at one time or another, from tennis to golf, baseball, basketball and everything in between. The career also included time as a copy editor, including work on several books such as "Still Perfect," an inside look at the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season. A native of Montreal, Canada, whose first language is French, Alain grew up a huge hockey fan but soon developed a love for all sports, including NFL football. He has lived in South Florida since the 1980s.