The NFL trade deadline is just over 24 hours away and there has been a lot of hype that teams will be aggressive. But no team has been more aggressive in trading away their players than the Miami Dolphins. They moved yet another of their few quality players today.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have traded leading running back Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals. Per the report, Miami will receive a conditional 2020 NFL Draft pick.
Drake led the Dolphins with 47 carries for 174 yards rushing. He has also been a versatile receiving threat, adding another 22 receptions for 174 receiving yards - third on the team.
Arizona, meanwhile, has been dealing with a ton of injuries at the running back position.
Starting running back David Johnson has been hampered by back and ankle injuries and missed yesterday's game. Backup Chase Edmonds left the loss to New Orleans yesterday with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Thursday Night Football against San Francisco.
As for Miami, with Drake now traded it looks like Mark Walton will receive the bulk of reps. He had a career-high 14 carries for 66 yards in last week's loss to Buffalo and will presumably start tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If Drake getting traded was the appetizer to an aggressive trade deadline, then things should get really exciting soon.
UPDATE: Schefter announced that the Dolphins will receive a 2020 6th-round pick that could be a 5th.