Emmanuel Ogbah isn’t a guy who is going to make many pro-bowls or ever make a pro-bowl for that matter unless there’s a bunch of other guys who get hurt or don’t feel like playing. Ogbah has recorded nine sacks in his first two years as a Miami Dolphin. That’s pretty good. It’s not TJ Watt or Myles Garrett good but it’s still really good. The guy plays hard, hasn’t been injured since coming to South Beach, and is reliable.
One stat I love that I think is really underrated is that Emmanuel Ogbah led the league in batted passes.
In a league where getting completions isn’t that hard to do, being able to thwart that many potential passes from turning into big plays is wonderful. When JJ Watt was doing it a few years ago, everyone lost their minds about it and ESPN was doing segments on it. Ogbah does it and it’s just whatever.
I think the contract is also reasonable for a player the caliber of Ogbah. Remember, contracts in free agency always seem out of this world. It’s the nature of the business. But Ogbah’s, I feel, is a very solid one given the reliable production that he has brought.
Good for Ogbah and good for the Dolphins resigning a guy who has played well. Miami should get into the habit of rewarding guys who play well for them.
Ogbah will be returning to a defense that can only get better unless of course Xavien Howard is traded. Everyone who was a key contributor will be back and most are entering their second or third year.
I’ve written before that the 2022 Miami Dolphins’ success will be dictated by how their defense plays. Having Emmanuel Ogbah on that defense makes the Dolphin’s chances of winning better.