Raheem Mostert Signs Contract With Miami Dolphins

Raheem Mostert

Running back Raheem Mostert has signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins worth up to $7.6 million. Mostert spent the 2022 season with the Miami Dolphins.

Raheem Mostert Signs New Contract With Miami Dolphins

Raheem Mostert had one of the best seasons of his career in 2022 with the Dolphins, rushing for 891 yards (a career-high) and three touchdowns, adding on 31 receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns (all career-highs). After struggling with injuries the past two seasons, he fared better in 2022, missing only one game.

Mostert played with Purdue in college from 2011 to 2014. He went undrafted in 2015 and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he was cut before the season started. He got passed around five different teams from 2015 to 2016, only being used as a kick returner; he did not get his first carry until 2016 late in the season with the San Francisco 49ers. He ended up finally making a more permanent home with the 49ers.

Mostert’s usage in 2017 remained minimal, and he did not start getting substantial carries until 2018 when he rushed for 261 yards and one touchdown. In 2019, while he did not record a start, he became a major part of the 49ers running back committee, running for 772 yards and eight touchdowns. He quickly became known for his explosive plays. In the NFC Championship game that year he had a career game, rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

In 2020 he finally became a starter, but due to injuries, he only played eight games and finished with 521 yards and two touchdowns. He likely would have finished with a 1,000-yard season if he had played the whole season. In 2021 his season was cut short again, suffering a season-ending knee injury in the season opener after only two carries.

Thus far in his career Mostert has 2,501 rushing yards (with 5.4 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns, along with 67 receptions for 563 yards and five touchdowns.


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