4 high risk free agents that the Miami Dolphins could sign

Allen Robinson Chicago Bears (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Odell Backham Jr. LA Rams (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr has long been one of the most polarizing players in the NFL, and especially at the wide receiver position. He went from being one of the first-rate wide outs in the league during his time with the Giants to near on-field obscurity with the Browns. But OBJ found his footing when the LA Rams came calling last season after his departure from Cleveland. After zero touchdowns in the first six games with the Browns, he had five regular season scores for the Rams and 316 total yards in three and a half playoff games.

Beckham Jr will be one of the more interesting players to keep an eye on in free agency. His contract in Cleveland paid him upwards of $15 million per season, but he took a prorated discount to become a member of the eventual Super Bowl Champions. The Rams shelled out just $1.25 million to get him signed, but had to hand over $3 million in incentives. It still ended up being a solid deal for LA.

So could the Dolphins be interested? We have yet to see the types of weapons that Mike McDaniel plans to surround Tua Tagovailoa with, and it is unknown whether they will look to get younger and fresher legs or bring in some more experienced players to fill out the depth chart. Should they go with the latter, then the red flags that follow Beckham Jr should be taken in to consideration. He is outspoken and has a tendency to blow up on the side line (and sometimes the field), and the knee injury that he suffered in the Super Bowl could keep him out for an extended period during the 2022 season.

But because of his issues, he may come on the cheap. And no team is more prepared to shell out a few extra dollars on a flier for a former star than the Dolphins.

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