Would Packers be interested in trading for Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick?

Tanya Simon
September 19, 2019

Fitzpatrick can help them do that, and at just 22 years old, he could also be a long-term starter in the secondary.

When an agent leaks that a former first-round pick - a player viewed as a building block for a rebuilding franchise - wants to be traded, and the team doesn't deny the fact that agent, Joel Segal, has been given permission to broker a trade, the relationship might be irreconcilable.

To no surprise, the Philadelphia Eagles were linked to the versatile defensive back.

When asked about the reports that the Seahawks had shown interest in at least trying to get involved in the Brown sweepstakes - which ended about as quickly as they began - Carroll said yes.

Let's break down both why and, more importantly, why San Francisco should not go after Fitzpatrick in a blockbuster deal.

Miami has stripped down its roster in a bid to accumulate draft picks and landing the number one overall selection in next year's draft, which is widely expected to be Alabama's quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. They have a lot of money in their cap space and a plethora of first-round picks.

One of the oddest things about Miami here is that they're willing to trade Fitzpatrick when his value is at a low.

There's also the question of where Fitzpatrick plays.

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The consensus big board over at The Draft Network has one defensive back in their current top 10 prospects, and that's LSU safety Grant Delpit.

Assuming Carolina is looking for DBs, general manager Marty Hurney may have to decide if he prefers one of them, or the rights to Minkah Fitzpatrick now and having him for a very cheap contract, essentially $6 million over three years. "That kind of versatility is invaluable to what Fangio wants to do on defense". Ron Rivera would have plenty of options with him. Not every player can be kept, so what about trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick, who is in the second year of his rookie deal?

It the Cowboys are serious about getting Fitzpatrick, they need to move fast. But again, what would the Saints have to give up to add such a talented player?

Come on, Miami. Give Marc Anthony, Fergie and the Williams sisters a team for whom they can be proud. Those might be the two most-likely positions Miami could look to acquire in a trade.

Perhaps Carolina could send Javien Elliott to Miami as a replacement DB, and have Fitzpatrick to slide in to his role at small nickel.

The offensive line would be tough to figure out.

Regarding Fitzpatrick's alleged preference for playing one or two positions, I'm not buying it. Fitzpatrick is a budding star and a proven commodity. And they have worked out multiple trades with New Orleans in the last few months, swapping linebacker Kiko Alonso for Vince Biegel just before the season started.

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