The Miami Dolphins’ fire sale could continue up until the Oct. 29 trade due date.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Dolphins have had trade discussions with groups focused around running back Kenyan Drake, and the team has indicated it would trade him if the right deal presented itself, per sources informed of the circumstance.
Drake is playing out the final year of his rookie contract. Rapoport included that sides have actually had no extension talks because training school, and the running back would invite a new chance.
Reports about the Dolphins potentially trading Drake swirled earlier this year, however at the time were rebutted with the notion that Miami thought about the running back someone they wish to keep around for the future. Without any contract talks in recent weeks, sides seem to be all set to part.
It’s questionable what Drake could bring back for the Dolphins in a trade. The previous third-round choice has never ever received the lion’s share of the snaps, in spite of showing flashes of dual-threat capability. He seemed underutilized by previous coach Adam Gase but has actually likewise been stuck in a timeshare under the new personnel. Last week, Miami started Mark Walton over Drake.
In 2019, the 25-year-old Drake is averaging 3.7 backyards per carry (which would be a career-low) on 41 totes, with 19 receptions for 137 lawns and no ratings.
With the Dolphins interested in stockpiling picks, it would not be a surprise if they sold off a player like Drake who is heading into complimentary firm this offseason anyway. The larger question would be: Who is purchasing a part-time running back who will be a free agent in March?
If somebody peaks their head out and is willing to surrender a potential late-round pick, possibly Drake can get his wish and go back to square one in 2019.