Minkah Fitzpatrick Getting Serious Trade Interest

Earlier this week, the Dolphins gave second-year DB Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek a trade, and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says that roughly 20 teams have reached out to Miami brass and/or Fitzpatrick’s agent, Joel Segal, to inquire. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network (video link) confirms that league-wide interest in the 2018 first-rounder is “real and serious,” and both reporters hear that a deal could be completed prior to Week 3.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes that the Dolphins are said to be seeking a first-round pick “and something else” in return for Fitzpatrick, and given the number of inquiries they’re getting, that may not be as high of an ask as was originally thought. Miami is still not actively shopping the Alabama product, but the Fins seem to be doing just fine in getting potential suitors to come to them. However, Schefter’s sources suggest that Miami will have to lower its asking price to consummate a trade.

Fitzpatrick is an undeniably gifted defensive back who has been less than thrilled with the multiple roles he has been asked to fill in Miami’s defense to date, though his versatility is one of his best assets. Other than the Cowboys, it’s unclear what teams have talked to the Dolphins about a trade, but presumably teams with needs at safety and cornerback have made inquiries.

If the Dolphins do trade Fitzpatrick, La Canfora says it would represent the end of the team’s teardown and draft-pick accumulation. Miami would be armed with even more draft capital to start its rebuild, though after trading Laremy Tunsil and (perhaps) Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins will need to use some of that capital to reload at LT and in the defensive backfield.

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13 comments on “Minkah Fitzpatrick Getting Serious Trade Interest

  1. Better get at least a projected mid first. As a diehard, I’m on board with a full tear down, but this is getting ridiculous.

    • thomps07

      He is young enough to be a part of the rebuild but if he wants out you might as well trade him I guess…

  2. yoyo137

    RAVENS. Especially with Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young out. And we can keep him if everything works out, it’s been well discussed that they’re most likely letting Jimmy Smith walk at the end of the year.

  3. Connorsoxfan

    Pats don’t have a need there, but he’s a young stud and they always have draft capital so who knows. They could be in.

  4. kevin

    better get 2 first rd picks for him I mean u drafted him 11th overall . and 1 1st mid rd or low won’t be fair trade . 2 first rd picks is where id be at

  5. Tmandolfan

    Gee you’d think if TWENTY other teams view Fitzpatrick as a real asset that can make them better that the clowns in the Miami FO might reconsider

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