Dolphins news: GM Chris Grier speaks out on Minkah Fitzpatrick trade
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Dolphins GM Chris Grier speaks out on Minkah Fitzpatrick trade

The Miami Dolphins traded young safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week, landing a first-round draft pick in return.

On Tuesday, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier spoke about the trade, saying that Fitzpatrick wanted out and that the Steelers simply made an incredible offer.

“The kid just felt it was time for him to move,” Grier said of Fitzpatrick, according to Grant Gordon of NFL.com. “And we told everyone what the value was. We told teams and we had multiple offers. We felt that the Pittsburgh one was the one best for the organization.”

Miami wanted to keep Fitzpatrick, but the organization understood it had to meet the defensive back’s wishes.

“With Minkah, just one of those things, you know, the player expressed that it may be time for him to change,” Grier said. “So we tried to make it work; myself, Brian [Flores], Steve [Ross], had multiple conversations with him about saying we wanted him here, we think of him as a core piece and we wanted him here.”

Of course, this is hardly the first trade the Dolphins have made recently, as Miami also dealt offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Houston Texans late last month.

The franchise’s decision to move on from some of its top players has irked a lot of people, including players on the Dolphins themselves, but with it being blatantly obvious that Miami is the worst team in the NFL, you can’t blame the organization for wanting to rebuild.