The Pittsburgh Steelers acquire Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins in return for a selection for the first round of 2020.
The former selection for the first round received permission to seek a trade from the wretched Dolphins (0-2 ) at the beginning of the week because he was dissatisfied with playing multiple positions, sources told ESPN.
He declined to talk about a possible trade when he was asked about Miami's 43-0 week 2 loss to New England Patriots.
"I can not focus on this trade, and this and that," Fitzpatrick told reporters Friday. "I focus on Sunday, I have to focus on the New England Patriots."
22-year-old Fitzpatrick immediately joins the Steelers defense group, which includes Joe Haden, Steven Nelson and Terrell Edmunds.
Next year's No. 1
The Alabama product brings a valuable contract and enters the second year of its rookie deal. He has a salary of $ 1.8 million this year, followed by salaries of $ 1.9 million and $ 2.7 million and an option for the fifth year in 2022.
Fitzpatrick will be in week 8 will compete against his former team for Monday night, with the Dolphins traveling to Pittsburgh football.
The Steelers 2020 selection has a 29 percent chance of finishing in the top five, with a 62 percent chance of finishing in the top ten, according to the Football Power Index. Sources Cameron Wolfe from ESPN said in the deal.
The Dolphins continue to pick picks with the trade. They now have three picks for the first round and two for the second round in 2020. In 2021, they also have two for the first and two for the second round. Ben Roethlisberger was operated on at the elbow at the end of the season.