Here are the contract details for Chad Ochocino.
It’s a one-year, $925,000 deal, the mininum for veterans of the 34-year-old Ochocinco’s experience. He can double that through incentives — to just over $2 million. He’ll have to catch at least 80 balls with the Dolphins to make much in extras.
The question everyone wants to know is if he has something left in the tank.
The knock on him in New England was that he couldn’t learn the playbook, I think it was more of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault it didn’t work, just wasn’t meant to be.
With the Dolphins he will become the De facto #1 receiver, since their receiving core is one of the worse in the league. Balls will be thrown his way and he will get an opportunity to show if he still has some magic left.
It is similar to boxing, sometimes you have one bad performance, you just shake it off and come back strong next time or you become Roy Jones Jr and never are the same again.
We will see if Ocho suffered the Tarver Punch in New England or was rumors of his demise greatly exaggerated.