Well Sunday will be the day Jason Taylor finally goes public with his trade request.
Just as "lancelolink" writes in this fanpost, Taylor will hold a press conference at 11:30 am on Sunday. And according to reports in the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, Taylor will publicly announce that he has indeed requested a trade to a contender.
This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. And it's great that Taylor will finally act mature about this and say exactly how he feels rather than hiding behind his agent and privately requesting a trade.
But what if a trade doesn't happen because the Dolphins can't find a suitable partner offering what they perceive as fair value? According to the Herald, Taylor has a movie offer on the table:
If he is forced to retire, Taylor has options. One is a movie offer that begins shooting in October. Taylor will pass on the offer if he's playing for another team. If not, he will seriously consider accepting the offer.
And the $4.5 million payday that comes with it.
It should be an interesting press conference later today. Unfortunately, I likely won't be around much. So feel free to share your thoughts on what transpires below in the comments.
I'll be back on Sunday night/Monday morning with some thoughts and reactions as this soap opera continues in South Florida.
[UPDATE 1:45 pm] As many of you probably know by now, Taylor said in this press conference that he is playing for one more season and that, if the Dolphins can't get a deal done to trade him to a contender, Jason will be back in Miami in '08. Sorry, but I'm posting from my cell phone so I can't provide any links. I'll have more on this later tonight. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone.