The Miami Dolphins have officially given up on their 2019 season. That was understood once Jadevon Clowney rejected going to Miami in a potential trade before the start of the regular season for the Houston Texans to acquire Laremy Tunsil. The Dolphins and Texans eventually did complete a trade, with the Dolphins sending Tunsil and Kenny Stills out the door while bringing in some high-ranking draft picks.
After a 59-10 beatdown in Week 1 handed to them by the Baltimore Ravens, Dolphins players reportedly began to ask their agents to get the OK from Dolphins management to begin searching for trade partners to get out of there. One of their best defensive players, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, might be on his way out the door as well. the Dolphins aren't actively shopping him, but it sounds like they are still listening to any offers that come in for him.
The 22-year-old is a budding star. He is Malcolm Jenkins-lite in the way that he is able to line up virtually anywhere on defense: outside corner, slot, linebacker, safety, etc. Last season the Eagles lacked that versatility and it ended up costing them, as Corey Graham ended up getting too many important snaps and offenses would take advantage of him. Even though it seems like the team has made some upgrades to the position already, trading for Fitzpatrick would give the Eagles one of the best defensive back situations in the NFL.
Oddmakers seem to believe that Howie Roseman might just end up pulling the trigger and acquiring Fitzpatrick, as they currently have the 2nd-best odds of getting him in a trade with Miami.
Fitzpatrick is a native of Old Bridge Township, NJ, and grew up an Eagles fan.
When he was a draft prospect, Fitzpatrick confessed his Eagles fandom saying:
“I always rooted for the Eagles. I loved watching (former quarterback) Donovan McNabb, and I try to pattern my game now after (Eagles safety) Malcolm Jenkins. I was really excited they won the Super Bowl.”
It's time to bring him home Howie...