Miami famously traded Tunsil to the Texans last year for a deal that included two first-round picks and a second-round pick. Tunsil actually told the Dolphins after seeing the trade he would have traded him for that, too.
This marks the second time Howard’s name has surfaced in trade talks over the past week despite the Dolphins’ vociferous denial.
Miami made Howard the NFL’s highest-paid corner at the time in an extension last summer, so it would be unusual to see him traded. However, it appears unlikely to happen if this is the return the Dolphins are seeking.
Howard, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $6,128,038 and set to make a base salary of $1,285,641 for the 2019 season when he agreed to a five-year, $76.5 million extension that includes $46 million guaranteed with Miami last offseason.
In 2020, Howard has appeared in six games for the Dolphins and recorded 11 tackles, four interceptions and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 corner out of 118 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Howard as the news is available.