Losers of six consecutive games, there’s a darn good chance that the Miami Dolphins are going to go into full-scale sellers mode ahead of the Nov. 2 NFL trade deadline.

Miami entered the season with playoff aspirations after a surprising 10-win 2020 campaign. Unfortunately, an injury to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa coupled with other major issues on offense has led to what promises to be a lost season in South Beach.

The backdrop here is a head coach in Brian Flores who is on the hot seat and a general manager, Chris Grier, who is expected to be active before the trade deadline. Below, we look at four ideal moves the Fins should make to take into account both their short-term struggles and hopes of long-term contention.


Miami Dolphins trade Xavien Howard

Howard might be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He’s led the league in interceptions two of the previous three seasons. With that said, his presence isn’t going to make a major difference for this iteration of the Dolphins. Why not try to get something valuable in return for the expensive defensive back? That’s especially true with another high-priced corner in Byron Jones still in South Beach.

There’s an argument that can be made that Howard is worth a first-round pick and change. Regardless of other moves Chris Grier might make, selling high on a defensive back who will be entering his Age-29 season makes a ton of sense. Perhaps, the Kansas City Chiefs coming calling.


Miami Dolphins trade DeVante Parker

It’s been time for Miami to pull the plug on the Parker experiment for a while now. The injury-plagued wide receiver has now missed the past three games. In four outings this season, he’s tallied all of 17 catches for 242 yards while hauling in a mere 53.1% of his targets.