3. The Miami Dolphins trade guard Ereck Flowers and pick 231 to the Seattle Seahawks for Rashaad Penny and pick 129.
This is as creative as they come regarding trades, in my opinion. The Miami Dolphins decided the former first-round pick Ereck Flowers was worth a monster contract in free agency and found out quickly he was not. I personally do not think Flowers was as bad as many others do, but he wasn’t worth the money they are paying him, and they have players on the roster that will be better than him.
I think Solomon Kindley has a bright future at left guard in the NFL, and I think he would beat Flowers in a position battle this offseason.
But I don’t think the Dolphins should let it get to that, and instead, they should get rid of Flowers’ awful contract and pick up a starting running back in the process.
Before you tell me Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is injury prone, let me tell you that Penny has gone from playing 14 games to 10 games to only playing in three games in 2020. So, yes, I know there is some concern there, but that is why Miami also gets pick 129 in this deal. They do give up pick 231, but that’s not even worth thinking about.
Miami should do this because it gives them a potential starting running back if he can stay healthy with an incredible contract. If Penny stays healthy and shows why the Seahawks selected him in the first round, Miami can exercise his fifth-year option and only pay him $4.5 million in 2022. That means they can get a starting running back for 2 years, and about $6.5 million, or about $3.25 million a year.
That seems like a bargain general manager Chris Grier would like, and that’s not even accounting for getting rid of Flowers and saving $8 million in cap space.
Saving money, adding a potential starting running back, and getting pick 129 makes this deal a no-brainer in my eyes.