The Miami Dolphins have reportedly given star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek a trade.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Dolphins gave Fitzpatrick permission, but the team’s asking price is too high.
The report from just days after the team’s blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Following the team’s loss, NFL insider Mike Florio suggested several Dolphins players called their respective agents to ask for a trade.
“he Dolphins have granted permission to DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to seek a trade, according to multiple sources who say Miami’s asking price is too high,” Mortensen reported late Thursday night.
The Dolphins have granted permission to DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to seek a trade, according to multiple sources who say Miami's asking price is too high. Dolphins have no comment. Story coming with help from @CameronWolfe
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 13, 2019
Miami selected Fitzpatrick with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft after a standout career at Alabama.
The former Crimson Tide star is a Swiss army knife for the Dolphins on defense. However, after the team’s struggles in Week 1, it looks like he could be headed for a new home.
Miami head coach Brian Flores maintains the team is not tanking, however, all signs point to that being the case. After 49-point loss to open the season, players want out.
It will be interesting to see if the Dolphins can find a trade partner for their star defensive back.