Miami Dolphins could trade for big name cornerback this offseason

Looking to make a splash, the Miami Dolphins could trade for a big name cornerback like Aqib Talib or Richard Sherman this offseason.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) intercepts a pass during the third quarter in a game against the Buffalo Bills at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike Tannenbaum appears to be a fan of Home Run trades. Making big trades a normality during the Miami Dolphins offseason since his arrival, this offseason could provide the biggest addition to the team. Looking to bring in a starting cornerback through trade much like the team did last season to acquire Byron Maxwell, even bigger names could be on the horizon for Miami.

With the team reportedly interested in making one of these big time trades, two players that received name drops in articles about the potential move include Broncos corner Aqib Talib and Seahawks star Richard Sherman. That is correct, two huge name corners in the league right now. To their credit, both players have one connection or another with this team.


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Coaching for the Denver Broncos the same year that Talib arrived in town, head coach Adam Gase and Talib have a connection. While Gase was the offensive coordinator that season in Denver, he and Talib may know each other just by the fact that they were both in Denver together.

Richard Sherman on the other hand would share a connection with current Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell. Both were members of Seattle’s Legion of Boom and both were members of the Seahawks team that won the Super Bowl in 2013 and lost the big game to those pesky Patriots the very next season.

With these types of connections, it is possible that the Miami Dolphins could make serious moves to trade for either player. The biggest question at this point is whether or not the team has the pieces necessary to make such trades. While the team could go after Talib and only give up a couple draft picks — day two and three — the Seahawks would likely command a first round pick for Sherman plus much more.

Unlike the Maxwell trade a season before where Philly was dying to rid themselves of the cornerback, neither Talib or Sherman are on the way out of their current team. While Sherman has been a bit of distraction at times, he is still one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks.

That said, his distractive nature along with Talib’s age could give their current teams enough of a reason to trade both players. With Mike Tannenbaum at the helm in Miami, anything could happen. Will the Miami Dolphins make a big splash this offseason, I don’t really know. However, look for them to try their hardest to make such a move happen.

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  • Mike Andrus

    I have seen the reports about Miami trading for a big time CB & I have no idea where they came from as they make zero sense & will not happen. Why would Miami trade for an outside CB when they need a slot CB? Miami has good depth at CB but could use an upgrade at the slot CB. Miami has far more pressing needs like LB, both Offensive guards, DE, DT & TE unless the Thomas trade goes through.
    I mean if they actually did make a trade for a big time CB that would mean they would be cutting Maxwell which makes no sense with his contract. They are certainly not going to bench Howard after drafting him in the 2nd round & starting him this year. Just don’t see where a trade like that makes any sense & the current group of decision makers seem to have a plan & their moves make sense.