Edmonds’ 2021 performance
Edmonds had his best year of running the football this past season, despite sharing carries with James Conner. The 25-year-old running back recorded a career-high 592 yards on 116 carries and two touchdowns. He was also a factor in the passing game with 43 receptions (53 targets) for 311 yards.
What it means for the Dolphins
The Dolphins’ lack of a consistent run game hindered the offense in 2021 and now they have a nice running back option to pair with Myles Gaskin. Gaskin produced just 612 rushing yards and three touchdowns last season but a lot of those struggles could be attributed to offensive line woes as well.
The presence of Edmonds and Gaskin in the backfield will take some pressure off of third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as he takes the reigns under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel.