“For the right price.”
Make sure you remember those words before we get crazy here. As much as I love Barkley, trading a first-round pick for him would be terrible. Trading a second-round pick for him would be bad too. A third-round pick? Well, I would do that without hesitation.
The third-round pick still is valuable enough to make the Giants happy, but it’s also late enough that if this doesn’t work out and Barkley keeps getting hurt, I could stomach a wasted third-rounder.
However, reportedly, the price for Barkley is only a fourth-round pick (via Dan Duggan of The Athletic). If that is truly the case (it probably isn’t), I would have Barkley in Miami already. Trading a fourth-round pick for Barkley would be an instant steal, and if he got hurt and you wasted the pick, oh well.
Swing for the fences should be the mantra all offseason, and Miami already started doing that by hiring Mike McDaniel. Swing for them again by trading for Barkley, BUT FOR THE RIGHT PRICE!
Contract-wise, Barkley would only cost around $7.2 million this year, and then he would be an UFA next season. Miami could sign him to a contract extension or franchise tag him if things work out. And if they do not and he gets hurt again, they could let him walk in free agency and then likely receive a compensatory pick for him.