Pink Elephants And The Richard Sherman Trade Rumor
Sherman to Miami is just a rumor
Rumors, rumors, rumors are always running around the league. This one is about Richard Sherman getting traded from Seattle to guess who… the Dolphins
This subject came up just before the beginning of free agency, and there was some talk around the web of whether or not Miami would jump into the conversation. Nothing has transpired… or likely ever will.
NFL football fans are trying to predict who the potential suitors for Sherman are, and Miami poked it’s head up as the maybe, possibly, could be spot. The two main reasons are that Miami still needs help at the cornerback position, and the other is that Miami has not shied away from making trades since Mike Tannenbaum has come aboard. Miami currently has around $20 million left in cap space, and adding Sherman would cost the team around $11.2 million per season over the next two years, which means it’s near the fringe of some sort of possibility.
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However, the reality is, in order to acquire Sherman, Miami would also need to give up draft picks, and this is something that makes this verge on highly, highly unlikely. Just to get an idea of what Miami or any other team may have to give up to get Sherman, it is best to look at the 2013 trade where Tampa Bay Bucs sent the New York Jets a 2013 first round pick (13th overall), and a conditional 2014 fourth-round pick, which became a third rounder for CB Darrelle Revis. Revis was coming off a torn ACL at the time, but he was also 27 compared to Sherman who is 30 and who had a minor knee injury last year.
So, this is pretty much nonsense, because if Miami is truly interested, then it is going to cost them this year’s first-round pick and also another conditional pick. That’s not happening. Trading away draft picks to get players that are in their 30’s is not a winning strategy for a team that has multiple holes to fill on their roster. This would run totally counter to their current model of building the team through the draft with young, hungry and cheap talent.
Yeah, we are all bored and starving for Dolphins news. And much like saying don’t think about pink elephants, you are forced to consider it, even if you try not to. Heck, even the big pubs are the victim of thinking about the pink elephant rumor of Sherman to Miami. Give me the draft already. What are the rest of the Miami Dolphins News fans thoughts about trading for Sherman or not?