In case you haven’t heard, the Miami Dolphins season has crash-landed and some of the players want out.
One of their most attractive assets is 2018 first-round draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick, who found himself burned multiple times by Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson in a demoralizing 59-10 rout in Week 1. According to ESPN, “at least” five teams have made advances for Fitzpatrick, but the Dolphins will not give him away for nothing, demanding a first-round draft pick in exchange.
Here are five teams who could really use the second-year safety.
1. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers’ reasoning for taking Fitzpatrick can be summed up in two words: Jimmie Ward.
Ward, a backup free safety to Eric Reid, has had four of his five NFL seasons cut short by lower-body injuries, leaving the Niners scrambling to find replacement options. With an option now falling into their laps from South Beach, expect San Francisco to take the opportunity if they can haggle the compensation down to perhaps a second or third-round pick.