Another day, another Miami Dolphins noteworthy story, and weirdly enough, this time it is an Instagram story from Xavien Howard.
The Dolphins’ star cornerback posted a cryptic Instagram story that has created its own news story.
And before anyone says that I am stirring the pot, just know that is not what I am doing.
This story could be nothing, and maybe he’s going through something other than an ugly contract dispute.
All I am doing is covering something that really gets your mind going because Howard’s story makes you wonder…
Will Xavien Howard be on the Miami Dolphins in 2021?
Howard’s Instagram story said,
“They won’t realize how big a part you play…..until you not there to play it no mo”
I know many “glass half full” Dolphins fans will say that there is nothing to this post, and it has nothing to do with Miami. Listen, I get it, you believe there are never any issues with your favorite team, and they give out free lollipops to all the players to keep them happy.
I am not a “glass half empty” person with this; I’m just connecting dots.
Miami has known that Howard has wanted more money for a long time now, and we are now a few weeks away from training camp. It doesn’t look like this situation will end happily.
The Dolphins should not trade Howard, and I am against the idea, but Howard may give them no choice.
If Howard forces his way out of Miami because he refuses to play under his current contract, I believe Miami will be okay.
Obviously, losing Howard will hurt, but I believe that second-year cornerback Noah Igbinoghene will make a significant jump in 2021. Miami took him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, so it could make sense for them to get something in return for Howard and rock with their investment, Igbinoghene.
At this time, this is all just speculation as we all watch Miami and Howard’s standoff. However, with each day coming and going with no restructured contract or new contract extension, there is a growing suspicion that Howard may not be in Miami in 2021.