Dolphins to trade DeVante Parker? 3 reasons they might regret it
By Juan Vasquez
Devante Parker is the type of player to breakout with his next team:
It’s no secret that a lot of players who the Dolphins gave up on went on to have breakout years or careers with their next team. Former Dolphins like Ryan Tannehill, Kenyan Drake, and Minkah Fitzpatrick are some of the most recent players to follow this trend, and last year former Dolphins OLB Charles Harris had a career year with the Detroit Lions.
Devante Parker could follow this same trend if he’s traded, the players mentioned were considered promising talents, with very high upside in Miami. But never lived up fully to expectation due to injuries or other problems coming up. So in the end they are traded away at their lowest value and end up returning their investment ten-fold to the team that took a chance on them.
NFL Teams are well aware of this trend because the Dolphins aren’t the only team it happens to, well run organizations in this league constantly try to pick-pocket high upside talent when that talent is struggling in a dysfunctional organization. Teams see it as a low risk-high reward trade and more often than not, players benefit greatly from a fresh start in a more functional environment.
The Dolphins renewed coaching staff, roster, and philosophy can make this trend follow suit for their very own team. Like Mike McDaniel said at the owners meeting “you can never have too much talent.”