Dolphins S Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to Steelers
On the heels of 1 other young defensive stud asking for a commerce, Minkah Fitzpatrick has had his wish granted.
The Miami Dolphins safety is being traded to the Steelers, alongside with a 2020 fourth-round seize and a 2021 seventh-round seize, in commerce for a predominant- and fifth-round seize in 2020 and 2021 sixth-round seize, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The deal comes three days after the Fins granted Fitzpatrick and agent Joel Segal permission to hunt a commerce. Fitzpatrick joins Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills on a increasing listing of talented, young avid gamers that Miami has parted ways with in recent months so as to rebuild for the future.
Upon the completion of the commerce, Miami will comprise 5 first round picks over the following two NFL drafts: two of their comprise, two from the Texans (within the Tunsil/Stills deal) and, now, one from Pittsburgh.
Symptoms of the deteriorating relationship between Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins had been evident over the perfect couple months, dating wait on to mid-August at some stage in coaching camp when Fitzpatrick and his mom publicly commented on how the 2018 11th total seize was as soon as being utilized.
“She’s no longer cross,” Fitzpatrick acknowledged after his mom acknowledged on Twitter that her son was as soon as being dilapidated to swimsuit others’ means sets. “Coach has requested me produce something merely now. I bought to present what they effect a question to me to present. If we want to comprise some discussions one day, we’ll comprise these discussions.”
The versatility Fitzpatrick showcased in his three years at Alabama made him a fascinating prospect unparalleled of a excessive alternative, but he expressed at some stage in camp that he didn’t feel playing within the box most attention-grabbing fit his skills. Head coach Brian Flores and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham seemed bored with altering up the gameplan.
Hasty forward to the season opener towards the Ravens and Fitzpatrick, who spent his rookie year playing safety, his pure topic, and slot corner, was as soon as featured in plenty of diverse roles within the Fins’ blowout loss to the Ravens.
In Pittsburgh, Fitzpatrick will be part of a group that already ingredients seven first rounders, in conjunction with linebacker T.J. Watt, cornerback Joe Haden and fellow 2018 first-round seize safety Terrell Edmunds.
The gargantuan-time capability for Fitzpatrick to excel on a group known for their sturdy defenses is undeniable. He was as soon as one of seven newbies perfect year with 80+ total tackles and a pair of+ interceptions, per NFL learn. By plot of the predominant two games of 2019, he has recorded 11 tackles and one forced fumble.