Current Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick may not be with the AFC East franchise much longer. The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs certainly hope so.
According to a recent report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, a trade involving Fitzpatrick is imminent with at least six teams currently in the mix for the former Alabama Crimson Tide standout’s services.
According to the same report, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins are all involved and are making offers surrounding Fitzpatrick.
Minkah Fitzpatrick trade likely to be wrapped up by tomorrow. The Dolphins expected to get 1st round value for him. Hearing WSH, DAL, KC, PIT, PHI and SEA all in the mix. Offers are being made
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 16, 2019
Although it is only Week 2 of the 2019-20 regular season, it is absolutely no secret that the Dolphins are in full-on tank mode. While already parting ways with a slew of talented players in exchange for future NFL Draft picks, a list that notably includes current Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, the Dolphins could be shipping Fitzpatrick elsewhere next.
The aforementioned group of interested parties hardly comes as a surprise as well with several contenders obviously in the mix. Although a few of those six teams do not appear to be slated to contend at the moment, the 22-year-old Fitzpatrick’s favorable contract and future control probably has something to do with such interest.
The soon-to-be former Dolphins defensive back was originally selected by Miami in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Alabama and remains under the constraints of his four-year rookie contract. Of course, such a deal also comes with a fifth-year team option attached to it.