The Miami Dolphins may not like their cornerbacks all that much and could be attempting to trade for one of the best in the NFL.
According to a report earlier this week the Dolphins reportedly had interest in trading for Seattle Seahawks corner back Richard Sherman. Apparently this was way back at the start of free agency. The Seahawks were rumored to have interest in trading Sherman but the cost was way too high for the rest of the NFL.
Those trade costs were reported to be a first round pick in 2017’s draft and a second or third in the 2018 draft. Needless to say the teams who were interested backed out. With the season underway for everyone but the Dolphins, it’s now being reported that the Dolphins as little as a month ago were still trying hard to land the Pro-Bowl corner.
"We recently learned that the Dolphins were interested in trading for Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, but Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that Miami went hard after the star DB, making attempts to land him both back early in the free-agency signing period and as recently as last month. – ProFootballRumors."
The Dolphins secondary would get an immediate boost with the addition of Sherman. Miami could further develop Cordrea Tankersley and trade or release Byron Maxwell. Paired with Reshad Jones and eventually T.J. McDonald, the Dolphins secondary could be one of the best.
There are issues however. For starters, Miami may not be able to afford Sherman’s current contract with their current salary cap situation. In addition the compensation for Sherman is quite big. While the Dolphins may not get a talent as good as Sherman in round one, multiple picks for his services creates an inability to build your roster through the draft and frankly, the Dolphins still have holes to fill.
The likelihood of Sherman being traded to Miami is slim at this point but talk could turn as the trade deadline gets closer. According to La Canfora the Dolphins did indeed make offers for Sherman and he also says that the ‘proposition is no longer on the table” in terms of Seattle wanting to move Sherman.
Still, things can change pretty quickly when a deadline approaches.