Miami Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has been keeping his distance from the Dolphins organization early on this offseason — training on his own to ensure he’s ready for the start of the 2021 season. The 2021 campaign will be a critical one for Ogbah, as it is currently scheduled to be the final year of his 2-year, $15M contract signing with the Dolphins back ahead of the 2020 season. And, on the heels of a 9-sack season that would lead the team, Ogbah is hoping that this year won’t be his last in Miami.
That much has been made abundantly clear thanks to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus went on the air for a weekly segment with WSVN-Fox 7 and confirmed the suspicions and what the whispers of the offseason has suggested:
Ogbah would like a new deal to stay in Miami.
“Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah — who has been training on his own in recent weeks while many of his teammates worked together at team headquarters — will attend the Dolphins’ mandatory minicamp that runs Tuesday through Thursday this week, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on his weekly segment on WSVN-Fox 7.
“We would like to get an extension done,” Rosenhaus said. “We’ve approached the Dolphins about that. That’s as much as I can say.”” — Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Rosenhaus knows a little something about getting extensions done with the Dolphins, too. One of his other clients, LB Jerome Baker, just signed a 3-year, $39M contract extension to keep him in Miami through the end of the 2024 season on the cusp of what would have been a contract year for him, too.
Whether or not the Dolphins decide to ‘play ball’ with Ogbah and Rosenhaus will likely be determined where the money falls. If there’s common interest and common ground with the financials, an extension certainly could make sense. But Miami would be well within their rights to be hesitant, too. Miami get the best version of Ogbah we’ve seen yet; was that a one-year wonder or is that a sustainable pace of play?
How the Dolphins choose to proceed from here will tell you how they personally feel about Ogbah’s forecast.