Here’s what the Miami Dolphins gave up for Tyreek Hill and it is amazing that no players were involved in this trade.
So the Dolphins are trading this year’s #29 pick, this year’s #50th pick, a 4th rounder in this year’s draft, and two more day three picks in next year’s draft. To me, that’s a steal for the Dolphins and it’s even better because they didn’t have to give up any players.
When Schefter first broke the news that the Dolphins were in serious talk for Hill, I and most everyone else figured a top player on the team would have to go as well. Names like Xavien Howard, Jevon Holland, and even Jaylen Waddle, which made no sense to me because what would be the point of trade, were thrown as possible players to be thrown in along with the picks. Man alive, was it fantastic to see that it was just a bunch of picks for a top 10 player in the league. Not a top 10 player at his position. Tyreek Hill is a potential top 10 player in the league. Yeah, I said it.
I’ve heard some talking heads spew out that the Dolphins gave up to much, that it’s more than the Raiders gave up for DeVante Adams. What I say to that nonsense is that if Miami didn’t make the trade and it came out they didn’t because they didn’t want to part ways with two 4th round picks and a 6th round pick the Dolphins would absolutely be crushed and rightfully so. It would get said that Grier and the Dolphins don’t want to win that bad.
The Dolphins did the right thing going all in and saying goodbye to the draft picks. If you want to say that they’re copying the LA Rams model of treating draft picks like they’re as worthless as H2 Hummers, go for it. Can this blow up in Miami’s face in a few years? Sure it could. But again, if Miami didn’t make this trade and we found out it was because they wouldn’t part with a few day three picks, there would be a revolt.
Also, keeping all the good players that were drafted last year is important because they are the future. Hopefully, Xavien Howard sees what is being built here that management is serious and doesn’t decide to ask for another restructuring to get more money. I want everyone to stay and see what this team can do at full capacity.