Yesterday, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Miami Dolphins and Jason Taylor have mutually agreed to part ways. The report explains that the Taylor will be traded by the NFL Draft in late April. That fueled massive discussion on message boards, a lengthy article in today’s Miami Herald, and an opinion piece by columnist Dan Le Betard.
But in an report today, Bill Parcells has disputed the claim, telling ESPN’s Chris Mortenson,
“This latest report is just another example of journalistic irresponsibility,”
You can interpret that however you’d like. It could be viewed as Parcells being 100% truthful and the report ending up being completely false like many other reports these days. But, it could also be argued that he is lying to make it seem like we are set on keeping JT, just to drive up his market value to potential trade partners.
Speaking of market value, the opinion on Taylor’s is varied. At the beginning of the season most people thought he’d be worth a 2nd, possibly even as low as a 3rd round draft choice. But, in the Yahoo! article, Cole says,
“Beyond that, the stated price of a second- and fourth-round pick for Taylor is low. Heck, if Justin Smith can get $65 million from San Francisco, the Dolphins should be able to get at least a first-round pick for Taylor.”
This should be an interesting saga from now until either the day he is traded or after the draft is complete.