The Miami Dolphins are one of the first teams to strike on a noteworthy free-agent contract now that the 2022 NFL free agency period has begun. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have agreed to terms with former Arizona Cardinals running back, Chase Edmonds.
Miami Dolphins and RB Chase Edmonds reached agreement on a two-year, $12.6 million deal that includes $6.1 million guaranteed, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus. The former Cardinals’ running back is headed to Miami.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2022
Chase Edmonds joins the Dolphins on a two-year deal that will pay him more than $6 million per season, including $6.1 million guaranteed.
It’s quite the payday for a running back who hasn’t totaled more than 592 rushing yards in any of his four seasons in the league. That said, Edmonds offers a nice blend of rushing and receiving ability and should reach career-highs in production under Miami’s new head coach, Mike McDaniel.
Gonna miss going to war w/ my guy @ChaseEdmonds22… Miami got a dawg- 🙏🏽🤞🏽
— Kyler Murray (@K1) March 14, 2022
Still, I would’ve rather seen the Dolphins roll with a traditional three-down back like Leonard Fournette, whose contract demands shouldn’t be much higher than what Miami signed Edmonds to.
This signing feels like a bit of an overpay.