As every Miami Dolphins fan knows Phins star cornerback Xavian Howard was signed to an extension last off-season for what at the time made him the highest-paid corner in the NFL. Since that time more than one player, including one of his own teammates has surpassed his at the time record payday. So in typical NFL player fashion, he already wants a new deal. Considering that he outplayed some making more than him the argument for more money has its merits. So does the fact that he put his name on that contract and agreed to play for that price at the time.
My personal take for what it’s worth is that if I am the Miami Dolphins head office I call him into the office and tell him to show me that he can both stay healthy and ball out the same way for the second season in a row as well as stay out of the headlines in the offseason and we will then talk a new deal. At that point, the Dolphins can decide what they wish to do with Howard. Perhaps they will cave and give him more money this year. Who really knows? Perhaps given some questionable off-field issues, even if nothing became of any of it, he should wait another year before throwing a fit about the massive amount of money he already makes?
So my Phinsider Question Of The Day is would you like to see the Dolphins go ahead and extend Howard now to keep him as a Miami Dolphins and happy for the long term? Or are you like me opposed to giving a player a new deal just one year after giving him a huge pay raise if for no other reason than the horrible precedent that it sets? And further what happens after that? If he’s still disgruntled do you just make him play 2021 on the current deal and then look to deal him in the offseason? Maybe you have an entirely different idea than what I listed as to what the Phins should do with Howard now and into the future.
Let us know your thoughts below-
As this is a nightly post (when there is not a live game thread or the Phinsider Question Of The Day Post) feel free to not only discuss the question/topic of the day if there happens to be one but to also use this as a live thread where the rules are pretty wide open, and you can discuss nearly anything so long as you continue to follow the site rules. Also, we obviously encourage group discussions of our Miami Dolphins and the goings-on with the team from day to day. Speaking of site rules the three rules that come with a zero-tolerance policy are that we do not allow ANY personal attacks against your fellow ‘Phins fan or even a troll from another site. Flag it and walk away! There is no reason to get yourself a warning or temporary banning due to someone else’s lack of proper demeanor. Beyond that, there is no discussion or even references to anything remotely religious or political.