Minkah Fitzpatrick doesn’t expect “unfriendly” reaction from Dolphins

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The Dolphins will be in Pittsburgh on Monday night and that means a reunion is in the cards for Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick was a member of the Dolphins until the Steelers sent a first-round pick to Miami to acquire him earlier this year. That came after Fitzpatrick requested a trade away from Miami and he said on Wednesday that he doesn’t believe that decision will lead to a frosty reception from his former teammates.

“It’s a business decision,” Fitzpatrick said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Other people made business decisions prior to mine. I still communicate with players on the team. I grew close with a lot of players on the team, formed relationships with them. I don’t think it’s going to be unfriendly because I’m playing with a different team.”

The Steelers made a business decision to get Fitzpatrick as well and the final view of that decision will come when it’s known just how good a pick they gave up to bring him to Pittsburgh. If it’s in the top 10, those remaining in Miami will likely be very pleased with Fitzpatrick’s choice.

14 responses to “Minkah Fitzpatrick doesn’t expect “unfriendly” reaction from Dolphins

  1. Something tells me that another Fitzpatrick, Ryan, is going to make the other wish he had stayed in sunny Florida instead of wasting his career in Rustburg.

  2. OldTime Football says:
    October 24, 2019 at 8:38 am
    More than likely, there will be more Steeler fans there, so any “unfriendly” remarks won’t be heard!

    uhhh yeah…the games in Pittsburgh

  3. I still don’t understand why a team with a 37 year old injured quarterback trades away its number 1 draft pick for an average safety in a year where they likely won’t win more than 6 games and will need to draft a quarterback?

  4. I still don’t understand why a team with a 37 year old injured quarterback trades away its number 1 draft pick for an average safety in a year where they likely won’t win more than 6 games and will need to draft a quarterback?

    Because they wouldn’t have drafted a quarterback anyway. They expect Roethlisberger to be fine next year, and they think Rudolph can be a starter. This is a team that has spent 3 first round picks on Quarterbacks in the last 60 years. It’s not what they do.

  5. “It’s a business decision,” Fitzpatrick said.

    Your “business” was effectively quitting on your team after a game. You whined your way out because you couldn’t see the bigger picture. This isn’t Alabama where you might lose once every two years.

  6. If the Dolphins’ plan works out and they become a contender in the next few years, they shouldn’t trade for Fitzpatrick or sign him as a free agent. Let him think about what could have been if they win the SB and whatever team he’s on fails to make the playoffs.

  7. Business decision? Not a bit. It’s a decision that he doesn’t want to play on a losing team. One of the all time great losing teams. A business decision would be if he were signing a new contract for more money. Or if he were simply moving to a larger market where he could make more in endorsements, etc. He might be right that he won’t get much of a negative reaction, but that’s because most of Miami’s fans have checked out for the year (and many more).

  8. tatupu2collins says:

    October 24, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Business decision? Not a bit. It’s a decision that he doesn’t want to play on a losing team. One of the all time great losing teams. A business decision would be if he were signing a new contract for more money. Or if he were simply moving to a larger market where he could make more in endorsements, etc. He might be right that he won’t get much of a negative reaction, but that’s because most of Miami’s fans have checked out for the year (and many more).

    In terms of winning percentage all-time Miami is 5th overall… Might wanna recheck your info.

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