Brian Flores Makes Dolphins' Stance on Xavien Howard Trade Clear
By Larry Rupp
Miami Dolphins' fans cannot be happy to keep hearing about the offseason trade rumors surrounding star cornerback Xavien Howard. Head coach Brian Flores seems to be on the same page as he made it very clear to reporters that the Dolphins do not want to trade the 2020 All-Pro playmaker.
Xavien Howard Trade Rumors
This is all abut Howard's want for a better contract following his amazing 2020 season. The two-time Pro Bowler led the NFL with 10 interceptions and 20 pass breakups. Overall, Howard was nothing short of dominant and also racked up 51 tackles to go along with 1 forced fumble.
Howard officially requested a trade last week, but Miami seems to want no part in that idea. The sixth-year pro is in search of more guaranteed money as he is currently on the second year of a five year deal worth $75.25 million. Howard is set to earn just over $12 million in the upcoming NFL season.
It shouldn't surprise anyone to hear Flores rave about Howard and the role he plays on this defense. His contributions helped Miami allow just 21.1 points per game to its opponent last season, which was the fourth-best mark in the NFL.
This remains a situation to keep an eye on throughout training camp. While Howard is currently participating with the rest of the team, that could change at any instant.
Kickoff for the regular season is right around the corner and Miami has odds set at +118 to reach the postseason, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If successful, it would be the Dolphins first trip to the playoffs since 2016.
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