Dolphins reportedly show interest in signing Odell Beckham Jr. to pair him up with Tyreek Hill

Beckham will meet with the Dolphins on Thursday.

Dolphins reportedly show interest in signing Odell Beckham Jr. to pair him up with Tyreek Hill

(L) Odell Beckham Jr. and (R) Tyreek Hill

Despite being on the wrong side of 30, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has attracted interest from a few teams. One of the leading candidates to sign Beckham is the Miami Dolphins.

Beckham spent the last season with the Baltimore Ravens. Even though he was the most senior playmaker on the team, the 2014 first-round pick was a bit-part player. He appeared in 14 games, starting 6, registering 565 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Ravens opted against renewing Beckham’s contract, and he is currently an unrestricted free agent. In the meantime, CBS Sports Josina Anderson reported that the Miami Dolphins have shown interest in the former New York Giants WR. There’s a scheduled meeting between the two parties on Thursday.

After Anderson, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson shared on X (formerly Twitter) that the Dolphins like Beckham. They are interested in pairing him up with Tyreek Hill.

Does Odell Beckahm Jr. fit into the Miami Dolphins’ plans?

No matter how old a player gets, the experience is invaluable. For a wide receiver, pace and precision are everything. Over time, they do tend to slow down, but that doesn’t mean they are incapable of contributing. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice played until he was 44 and was prolific. 

Dolphins reportedly show interest in signing Odell Beckham Jr. to pair him up with Tyreek Hill
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Image via IMAGO)

Beckham may not be Rice, but that doesn’t mean there’s no value in adding him. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle would remain the primary receivers for the Dolphins. Beckham can start the occasional games, but most importantly, he can be the impact player, which the South Beach side is lacking.

They have explosive players like De’Von Achane and Braxton Berrios, not to mention Hill himself. Having an extra pair of safe hands does wonders when the team aims to go deep in the postseason.

More importantly, the Dolphins received a boost to their salary cap after restructuring linebacker Bradly Chubb‘s contract. It saved them $11 million in cap space, which they can utilize in a favorable deal to sign Beckham.

Before the Dolphins showed interest, Beckam expressed his desire to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce had previously revealed that he wished to play alongside the LSU graduate. There is nothing on that front as of yet, but after the Chiefs signed Marquise Brown, that option is perhaps closed for good.

Odell Beckahm Jr. missed the 2022 season after suffering an ACL injury in the 2021 Super Bowl while playing for the Los Angeles Rams. In his nine-year stint in the NFL, he has racked up 7,932 receiving yards and 59 touchdowns, reaching 1000 yards on five occasions.

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