Steelers and Minkah Fitzpatrick: 3 reasons why they are a perfect match
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers should have already made a move for Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick. Here’s why they are a perfect match.
The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t known for making out-of-the-box moves. However, when the Dolphins gave Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek a trade, Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin should have been jumping at the opportunity.
There are whispers that the Dolphins are asking for a 2nd round pick, but maybe willing to settle for less. Here are three reasons why Minkah Fitzpatrick is a perfect fit in a Steelers uniform:
Steelers have poor safety depth:
Sean Davis hasn’t been able to stay on the field all offseason, and he is in a contract year. Kameron Kelly really struggled in his first NFL action and he may not be trustworthy as a backup free safety.
Davis now has a lot of leverage to hold over the Steelers in contract negotiations. Despite earning just 1 interception in his last 17 NFL games, Pittsburgh is desperate for better options. Fortunately, they are in luck.
The Miami Dolphins have put Minkah Fitzpatrick on the trade block, and the Steelers are hurting big-time at the free safety position. Fitzpatrick recently complained about being played out of position – claiming that the Dolphins are using him as a box safety when that isn’t his natural fit.
The Steelers are in desperate need of a free safety who has the range and coverage ability that Fitzpatrick possesses. He could step right in on nickel and dime packages and could push Sean Davis for his job once he learns the ropes.