Podcast: Will Odell Beckham Jr. Be OK With How the Miami Dolphins Use Him?

The Miami Dolphins have officially signed Odell Beckham Jr. The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec joins the PFN Miami Dolphins Podcast to discuss the move's impact.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. officially signed his one-year, $3 million contract with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday.

“Excited about the opportunity,” Beckham said in a video released on the team’s social media channels. “Ready to get to work man, let’s do it.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Signs With Miami Dolphins

Beckham has lots of work ahead of him in the coming months. He needs to learn Mike McDaniel’s offense, acclimate to a brutal summer climate, and fit into an already-established culture.

Will the experiment work? The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec told the PFN Miami Dolphins Podcast Wednesday that he believes it will.

Why?

The Beckham we saw in New York and Cleveland is not the player he is now from a performance and personality standpoint.

Yes, Beckham hasn’t had a 1,000-yard season since 2019. Injuries and age have sapped some of the explosiveness he had a decade ago. But he can still do a lot of things to help a Dolphins offense that is tailor-made for his strengths.

What’s more, the famously mercurial Beckham has matured, evolving into a big brother role that he embraced during his one season in Baltimore.

While Beckham surely wanted a bigger on-field role than he had with the Ravens — he caught 35 passes for 565 yards on 64 targets in 2023 — he didn’t make waves.

And he has agreed willingly to join a Dolphins team that already has established No. 1 and 2 receivers in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

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If a sampling of social media posts reflects reality, his new teammates are thrilled to have him aboard.

“OBJ that’s tough!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥,” Waddle wrote on X.

Added running back Raheem Mostert: “Welcome to the squad broski @obj”

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