What Would Miami Dolphins Offense Look Like With Odell Beckham Jr.?

The Miami Dolphins are pursuing two-time All-Pro Odell Beckham Jr. How would he fit on an already loaded offense?

The news that the Miami Dolphins are bringing three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in for a visit on Thursday speaks highly of coach Mike McDaniel and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Beckham, 31, has multiple suitors, per Bleacher Report, and the fact that he has the Dolphins on his radar at this stage of his career suggests he believes they have a real chance to win it all this year.

But how would he fit on a Dolphins team already loaded with weapons?

Odell Beckham Jr. to Miami Dolphins?

The Dolphins’ passing offense needed diversity after Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle combined for 285 of the team’s 549 receiving targets in 2023. Chris Grier has since acted accordingly.

Already in free agency, they added Jonnu Smith, who will be Miami’s primary pass-catching tight end. They have a bunch of returning backups, including River Cracraft (who announced on X Wednesday night that he’s re-signing with the team).

But they still lacked a true No. 3 option.

Beckham would fill that void in a big way.

He’d be a part-time player in Miami, giving the Dolphins the big-bodied target on the outside that they lack with Hill and Waddle as their top two options.

Expect a similar workload to what he got in his only year in Baltimore when he set a career-high in yards per catch (16.1).

Beckham logged just 465 snaps (an average of 33 in the 14 games he played), and the Dolphins probably won’t need much more than that out of him in 2024.

And the most appealing part of this potential marriage? Position flexibility.

While Beckham is known for his explosive downfield plays, he has done good work out of the slot.

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Putting him, Hill, and Waddle on the field at the same time with little idea of who is going to line up where would make it a big-time challenge for opposing defenses to key in on tendencies.

The question at this point isn’t if Beckham, who according to Bleacher Report is finally fully healthy, can help the Dolphins (he obviously can).

The question is, at what price?

Spotrac estimates Beckham’s market value at one year for $11.9 million.

That’s probably a bit steep for the Dolphins, but they do have factors working to their advantage.

For one, there is no state income tax here.

And secondly, they have McDaniel and Tagovailoa.

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