Miami Missed A Chance To Improve The Draft Pick They Got From Pittsburgh With A Win, And Dolphins Fans Don’t Know How To React

Miami Missed Chance To Improve Draft Pick They Got From Pittsburgh

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The Miami Dolphins coaching staff and front office appeared to prove once again Monday night that reports of the team tanking to get the number one overall draft pick in 2020 are true.

Following the team’s trade of star running back Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, the Dolphins shot out to a quick 14-0 lead only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and come from ahead to lose 27-14, dropping them to a robust 0-7 on the season.

Now all the Dolphins basically have to do to secure the top pick in the next NFL draft is lose to the 0-8 Bengals on December 22nd, cementing their status as the worst team in the league, “ahead” of the 1-7 Redskins, 1-7 Falcons, and 1-6 Jets.

There was one little snag, however, on Monday. Miami traded free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers earlier this season for Pittsburgh’s first round pick. Meaning that if they had beat the Steelers that first round pick could have possibly been made better.

Fitzpatrick, who had two interceptions during the game, certainly didn’t help matters.

So one can understand the conundrum Dolphins fans faced on Monday. Win and their first round draft pick from Pittsburgh gets better, plus, yo, it’s finally a win. Or, lose and strengthen the team’s chances of being able to pick number one overall.

It certainly is a confusing time to be a Miami Dolphins fan (what few that are left.)