In news that has been predicted for days, Kiko Alonso has been traded. The Dolphins will receive LB Vince Biegel from the Saints. Admittedly, I don’t know much about Biegel, but this trade needed to be made, as Kiko was showing signs of discontent.
As Flyerfinfan correctly pointed out, Kiko was beaten out of a starting job fair and square. And apparently he didn’t like it. He started whining and demanding a trade.
Here are my instant memories of Kiko:
1. He won the Chargers game 3 years ago with a pick-6 against Philip Rivers with about a minute left in the game. Behind the Miami Miracle, it was the most dramatic Dolphin win this decade. I’d like to say it was a great play, but Rivers hit him right in the numbers!
2. Kiko took a lot of penalties, especially the time he took Joe Flacco’s head off in a Thursday Night game we lost by about 500 points.
The dust is settling on the Tunsil trade, and I still cannot believe the bounty of picks we receive. The Dolphins should have a poor record and get a Top 5 pick to begin with. Assuming they want Tua, they have the ability to trade to the top spot, if they don’t earn the top spot themselves. But it’s intriguing to see what other QBs they covet. Watching Tua under-perform in the Championship Game makes me take a second look. He’s not THE automatic sure-thing #1 yet, in my mind.
Trevor Lawrence is most intriguing of all. Here’s an article about Lawrence’s options… https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/unusual-ways-trevor-lawrence-can-handle-nfl-waiting-game/