We are a little over one hour away from the NFL trade deadline and all 32 teams are working the phones tirelessly trying to better their team for the second half of the season. One of those teams is the Miami Dolphins. And while they currently sit 4-3 and one game out of first place in the AFC East, many believed they would be buyers at the deadline.
Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news:
A rare intra-division trade: Dolphins are trading WR Isaiah Ford to the New England Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2020
Although the compensation has not been announced, this move comes as a surprise. After all, the Dolphins don’t have the strongest receiving core. Does this mean the team has their eyes on a bigger trade? Do they like Jakeem Grant, Lynn Bowden, Malcolm Perry and Antonio Callaway that much?
Compensation updates:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 3, 2020
The #Dolphins traded WR Isaiah Ford to the #Patriots for a conditional 6th-round pick in 2022
The #Chiefs traded RB DeAndre Washington and a conditional 7th-round pick in 2021 to the #Dolphins for a conditional 6th-round pick in 2021
I think it’s probably a little of both. And I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if we’re writing an article in a few minutes about insert wide receiver’s name here and what he can do to MIami’s offense.
Personally, I like Ford. I like him a lot and thought he’d excel this season with Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns both opting out. Clearly, the Dolphins have other plans or may have liked New England’s offer a bit too much. Whatever the case, the Dolphins are surely still looking for WR help as the trade deadline quickly approaches.
Ford was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 7th round of the 2017 NFL Draft (237th-overall) During his time in Miami, he caught 41/65 targets for 428 yards. He will now join the New England Patriots where we will all be forced to root against him.
#dolphins WR @iaf_1 caught 6/9 targets for 92 yards in miami's 22-21 loss to the jets on sunday. and with injuries to both devante parker and albert wilson, the 23-year old WR stepped up in a big way.— josh houtz (@houtz) December 10, 2019
here's a look at isaiah ford's breakout game. #finsup pic.twitter.com/r5BhgFmhPz