NFL writer suggests Dolphins should trade DB
The Miami Dolphins have made a number of impactful moves this offseason that have put their roster in a great place to be competitive for the 2022 season and beyond.
However, Bleacher Report’s Ian Wharton suggests the Dolphins should do one more, sending defensive back Eric Rowe to the Tennessee Titans. In return, Wharton thinks Miami could receive a fifth-round pick.
Rowe’s safety on the roster has been an oft-discussed topic for fans and pundits alike this offseason. Although he has the ability to play both safety and cornerback, Rowe’s role will likely be one of depth in 2022 with Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones moving up to starting safeties at the start of the year. last.
If the veteran defensive back were to be traded, the Dolphins would save the team $4.55 million and only incur $525,000 in dead money. General manager Chris Grier has structured many of the new contracts he just handed out to have lower cap hits in the first year, so they’d probably like to carry over as much as possible from this season to the next.
At the same time, losing Rowe would force Holland, Jones, or one of the deep safeties to step in and cover tight ends more frequently. Keeping Rowe on the roster and paying him his $5.075 million this year might be worth it to allow their safeties to play the roles they did in 2021.