Miami Dolphins may be trying to trade Minkah Fitzpatrick
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins may not be done making moves as the season rolls into week two and now it may be Minkah Fitzpatrick that is on the block.
Last weekend Minkah Fitzpatrick was pulled from the field in the second half due to poor play on the field. During the off-season the Miami Dolphins top draft choice of a year ago didn’t seem to happy in his role with the team.
According to Benjamin Albright, the Dolphins may be looking to move the 11th overall pick from a year ago and they may accept a 2nd round draft pick in return.
Fitzpatrick wasn’t used properly last year under Adam Gase and this off-season Fitzpatrick didn’t look as though he was fitting in with the new scheme being put in place by Brian Flores and Patrick Graham.
There is no denying Fitzpatrick’s talent. He could be an all-pro for years to come if the Dolphins can find the right way to use him. Instead of having him line up and play one spot, they are moving him all over the place because it appears they don’t know how to maximize his talent. Last weekend, he looked horrible.
There were reports that several players had called their agents after last weekends blowout loss to Baltimore, asking for a trade. It is not being speculated that Fitzpatrick was one of those guys or if the report was even true.
The question of compensation is interesting. On the surface getting a first-round draft pick for Fitzpatrick would make a lot of sense especially given his talent level and youth. That being said, Miami was able to trade for Josh Rosen. That trade cost the Dolphins a 2nd round draft pick in 2019 and a 5th round pick in 2020. Rosen was taken one pick prior to the Dolphins taking Fitzpatrick.
If the Dolphins are shopping Fitzpatrick, one person who will not be happy is owner Stephen Ross. It was widely reported that Ross was not a fan of Fitzpatrick in terms of relative draft slot. He wanted the Dolphins to draft Lamar Jackson or trade down. After being beaten on five touchdown passes by Jackson last week, Ross can not be thrilled. If that is all those reports last year were true.
UPDATE: The team, according to Chris Mortensen, have given Fitzpatrick and his agents permission to seek a trade.
There are reports starting to surface that Fitzpatrick has been trying to get out of Miami and is unhappy with the way the Dolphins are using him. A month ago his mother talked on social media about placing the blame on someone else.