Martin told Dungy he “felt trapped” by the situation in the Miami locker room, and “thought it best to remove myself.”
Both Martin and the Dolphins are expected to work together to facilitate a trade out of Miami at some point during the offseason. It’s worth noting that a trade could not be completed until the start of the new league year in March.
As for Martin’s trade value, Jason Cole of the National Football Post spoke with two general managers during the Senior Bowl regarding the topic.
Both GMs mentioned that Martin does has value due to the position he plays as well as his “rare physical traits.”
“You can play the game with them a little that they’re probably going to have to cut him if they can’t trade him, but then he goes through waivers and you have to compete with other teams in that process. If you trade for him, you get him on a decent contract,” one general manager said.
“He’s not a great player, but there aren’t many people who can play the position. Unless something else comes out that we don’t know about, he’s going to be playing next season,” the GM said.
It’s really hard to imagine the Dolphins doing any better than a late-round pick in return for the former second-rounder. Still, it’s clearly better to get something in return for Martin than release him and allow him to catch on with a team without any compensation.
This figures to be a popular topic throughout the offseason.