Miami Dolphins have a bad history with wide-receiver trades since 2004
By Brian Miller
2007 – Wes Welker
Entering the 2007 off-season the Miami Dolphins were in position to re-sign Welker at a reasonable price. The slot receiver was good but not great and the Dolphins opted to trade him rather than keep him. Welker was going to hit free agency and the Dolphins figured that the Patriots were going to sing him to a contract that would include poison-pill language that would prevent the Dolphins from matching. They opted to trade him instead.
At the time a 2nd round pick was favorable to the Dolphins who also received a 7th rounder as well. Welker went on to have a great career in New England and transformed the way the Patriots ran their offense. He would later leave for Denver and play with Peyton Manning.
For the Dolphins, it wasn’t that great of a trade after all. They wasted the 2nd round pick on Samson Satele who was gone two years later (he returned for one season when Mike Pouncey was out for the year) and they spent the 7th on defensive lineman Abraham Wright who did not make the team. Not a good trade for a Dolphins team who could have used Welker’s abilities.