Dolphins’ Brian Flores reacts to trade of Kenny Stills
The Miami Dolphins have fully committed to a year of development for Josh Rosen. They made a bombastic trade involving Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to the Houston Texans for an impressive package that included a couple of first-round picks, offensive tackle Julién Davenport and cornerback Johnson Bademosi.
Dolphins fans are probably complaining about trading away one of the best players on their team in Tunsil. However, team coach Brian Flores explained that the deal was too good to refuse.
Meanwhile, other fans are thinking that the reason for Stills’ inclusion in the deal has something to do with the former Sooner’s political leanings. He hit team owner Stephen Ross on Twitter for hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump. He also knelt during the national anthem the past couple of seasons in a show of protest.
Flores was quick to clear the air that no personal relationships or political sentiments were involved in making the deal:
“Not at all,” Flores said per Chris Perkins of The Athletic. “You guys saw the compensation we received in the trade. It was something we couldn’t turn down.
“Kenny is a very talented player, as is Laremy. At the end of the day, we felt we were doing what’s best for the team and the organization.”
Tunsil was one of the best tackles in the league and was important in the team’s finish last season. Meanwhile, Stills was a productive wide receiver that has notched 4,138 receiving yards on 259 catches with 32 touchdowns over his six years as a pro. He had 37 catches for 553 yards and a team-high six touchdowns last season.