Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB Raheem Mostert

Mostert back for more after record-setting season
Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (31) runs with the football during mandatory minicamp at the Baptist Health Training Complex in June.
Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (31) runs with the football during mandatory minicamp at the Baptist Health Training Complex in June. / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins rushing attack set team and individual records last season, largely in part to running back Raheem Mostert. The veteran earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2023 and became just the second undrafted NFL player since at least 1967 to record 21-plus touchdowns in a season (Priest Holmes, 2002).

In his career, Mostert has gained 3,513 yards rushing with an average of 5.21 per carry. This is the fourth-highest all-time average for any NFL running back in history with a minimum of 500 attempts. The three ahead of him are Nick Chubb (5.26), Jamaal Charles (5.38), and Bo Jackson (5.40).

He has 40 career touchdowns, 32 rushing and eight receiving. He has 92 career receptions as well for a total of 738 yards.

Mostert is the latest player featured in our series examining players on the Dolphins’ roster heading into training camp. We look back at their 2023 season, how they joined the team, their contract status, and their outlook for 2024.

RAHEEM MOSTERT, RB

Height: 5-10
Weight: 205 lbs.
Exp.: 10 Years
School: Purdue
How Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent (San Francisco), 2022

2023 in Review

At 31, Mostert became the second-oldest player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. In his ninth NFL season and second with Mike McDaniel in Miami, Mostert became the single-season franchise touchdown king. He surpassed Ricky Williams with 18 rushing touchdowns and leaped over him and Mark Clayton in total touchdowns with 21.

The Dolphins had a league-leading 5.1 yards per carry last season while rookie De’Von Achane set his own record with his 7.8 yards per carry, breaking the mark set in 1973 held by former Dolphins running back Mercury Morris.

Mostert finished the season with 1,012 rushing yards, 25 receptions for 175 yards, and his franchise-record touchdown totals.

In the playoff loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, Mostert gained 33 yards on eight attempts with a reception.

Contract/Cap Info

Mostert signed a one-year contract extension this offseason worth $4.13 million, including a $2 million signing bonus and $3.71 million guaranteed.

In 2024, Mostert’s base salary will be $1.21 million, with a signing bonus of $2 million and a workout bonus of $100,000. He will carry a cap hit of $3.4 million and a dead cap value of $4.36 million.

2024 Preview

Mostert is the elder statesman and leader of the running back room, which includes De’Von Achane Jeff Wilson, Salvon Ahmed, Chris Brooks and rookie fourth-round pick Jaylen Wright.

While the Dolphins do have a lot of options for the running game, Mostert figures to once again play a prominent role for the Miami offense, even if he winds up not being able to match his impressive production from 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

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Aaron Brewer

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: RB Chris Brooks

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: LB Jordyn Brooks

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: DB Elijah Campbell

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OLB Bradley Chubb

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: TE Tanner Conner

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Lester Cotton

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR River Cracraft

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Jack Driscoll

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Liam Eichenberg

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: WR Erik Ezukanma

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: TE Jody Fortson

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: CB Kendall Fuller

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: DT Neville Gallimore

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: DT Da'Shawn Hand

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: DT Jonathan Harris

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: TE Julian Hill

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: S Jevon Holland

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: FB Alec Ingold

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: T Austin Jackson

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: DT Benito Jones

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: OL Robert Jones

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: CB Kader Kohou

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: T Kendall Lamm

-- Dolphins Training Camp Preview: LB David Long Jr.


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Jason Sarney

JASON SARNEY