With the Miami Dolphins making Minkah Fitzpatrick available in a potential trade, the Los Angeles Rams should at least consider the possibility.
First off, even if the thought of Minkah Fitzpatrick joining a team like the Los Angeles Rams in a potential trade seems like a long shot, it never hurts a team to at least give it a try since they anything could happen.
Joining some of his Dolphins teammates that have already made it clear they want out after a disastrous Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the former Alabama safety was granted permission to seek a trade this week.
When taking into consideration that Fitzpatrick just started his second NFL season, and displayed plenty of potential as a rookie in 2018, there will most likely be plenty of teams reaching out to Miami to see what it would take to acquire the safety.
Could one of these teams end up being the Rams?
Looking at their current situation at safety, Los Angeles is in much better shape than most teams across the NFL since they already have a solid duo in Eric Weddle and John Johnson along with the recent addition of Taylor Rapp through the draft in April.
However, there’s a reason why the Dolphins and plenty of other teams were so high on Fitzpatrick entering last year’s draft since his skills at a safety made it seem like he would be one of the best at his position someday down the road.
Making a prediction like this after only one NFL season may sound like a bit of a stretch, but also this is the kind of potential that Fitzpatrick brings to the table, which is why the Rams need to at least take the idea into consideration.
Bringing on a young, talented safety like Fitzpatrick would only benefit the Rams even more for the long run to make sure the team continues to be a major threat in the NFC for years to come.
To say Los Angeles has done an unbelievable job at locking key players such as Jared Goff and Aaron Donald for the long run would be a huge understatement, as Sean McVay has one of the best situations in the league from a coaching perspective.
Finding a way to bring Fitzpatrick on board and make it work with their current situation at safety would seem a bit tricky, but also keep in mind that Weddle for example won’t be around forever.
In other words, if the Rams are taking long-term plans into consideration, Fitzpatrick would seem like a no brainer at the right price, so why not at least explore the possibility of a trade since Los Angeles has nothing to lose?