Dolphins Trading Minkah Fitzpatrick To Steelers


Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins have agreed to trade DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday for a 2020 first-round pick.

Here’s the full breakdown of the trade, according to Ian Rapoport:

Steelers get

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • 2020 4th-rd pick
  • 2021 7th-rd pick

Dolphins get:

  • 2020 1st-rd pick
  • 2020 5th-rd pick
  • 2021 6th-rd pick

The Dolphins get the first-round pick they were looking for and the Steelers come away with a versatile young defensive back to add to their secondary.

A report from earlier in the day mentioned that there were six teams in the mix for Fitzpatrick including the Cowboys, Chiefs, Redskins, Steelers, Eagles and Seahawks. However, it appears as though Steelers stepped up with the best offer to the deal done.

It’s interesting to see the Steelers trade a 2020 first-round pick after the news that Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season, but they clearly feel like Mason Rudolph will be able to step in and be successful for them. 

Fitzpatrick, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2018. He’s currently int he second year of his four-year, $16,509,174 contract that included a $10,086,672 signing bonus.

Fitzpatrick is owed base salaries of $1,227,626 and $1,975,252. His contract includes a fifth-year option to be picked up for the 2022 season.

In 2019, Fitzpatrick had appeared in two games for the Dolphins and recorded 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a recovery.

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William Fusfield
10 months ago

Almost a necessity for our poor, twice losing Steelers, whose secondary is currently disastrously weak. In the long run, however, — unless Fitzpatrick turns out to be another Troy Palamalu, — the Dolphins are getting the better deal.