The NFL confirms that the Dolphins are trading their defensive back Fitzpatrick for a first-round pick.
BREAKING: @MiamiDolphins trading DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to @steelers for a first-round pick. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/WiDwOdZ9kn
KDKA’s Rich Walsh says on Twitter, “Steelers going all in despite losing Ben for the season.”
Bob Pompeani says this trade is something that can energize a team still reeling from the loss of their quarterback.
Fitzpatricks departure further depletes an already talent-thin Dolphins roster that has started the season with a 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and a 43-0 loss to the New England Patriots.
Big news out of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded their 2020 first round pick for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
TRADE: Steelers are trading a 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, league sources tell ESPN.
An obviously aggressive move by Kevin Colbert even in light of the team losing QB Ben Roethlisberger for the season. Fitzpatrick is under contract through 2021.
The Steelers are banking on not having a high draft pick next year, showing confidence and an “all-in” mentality with Mason Rudolph at the helm. Assuming the team doesn’t make a trade up into the first round next year, they’ll be without a 1st round pick for the first time since 1967, two years prior to Chuck Noll being hired.
Fitzpatrick, the 11th overall pick of the 2018 draft, requested a trade out of Miami following their 59-10 opening loss to Baltimore. Pittsburgh was reportedly one of several teams in the hunt and the reason why the price tag was as high as it was. Through 18 career games, Fitzpatrick has 91 tackles and two interceptions. He’s showcased a ton of versatility, playing everywhere from safety to sub-package linebacker.
— #Dolphins traded CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 4th rounder in 2020 and a 7th rounder in 2021— #Steelers traded a 1st rounder in 2020, a 5th rounder in 2020 and a 6th rounder in 2021