The Miami Dolphins need to make a decision on Emmanuel Ogbah.
To say that the Miami Dolphins made a great move for Emmanuel Ogbah would be an understatement. Ogbah has been fantastic in 2020 for the Dolphins and there is no reason to believe that he won’t continue that success in 2021 or beyond.
Ogbah has one year left on his contract currently. That deal counts $7.5 million against the Dolphins cap. All of it is not guaranteed, however, and the Dolphins could recoup all of it if they release him. But why would they want to?
Miami should start talking with Ogbah about a contract extension. They can reduce some of the cap hit this year by converting it to a signing bonus, and lock him up for another two to three seasons.
Like Baker, Ogbah is in a position that Miami lacks depth at and there is the possibility, more likely with Ogbah than Baker, for him to have another incredible season in a contract year. The Dolphins would do better for themselves if they signed him low as opposed to taking a wait and see approach. Another solid season by the DE and his contract could push closer to the $10 million per season range.
Most fans would agree that Ogbah would probably have made the Pro Bowl this year as an alternate so next year could see him getting that added to his resume and if that happens he is likely going to get paid a lot more than he will this year.