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Byron Maxwell in Great Spot to Revitalize Career with Miami Dolphins
The 2016 NFL offseason has already brought a whirlwind of change throughout the league.Von Miller Jersey. The free-agency period proved business is booming,Kyle Long Jersey, as over $1 billion in contract dollars were given in the first week.Garrett Grayson Jersey. But the free-agent market wasn’t the only way franchises upgraded their rosters.Jordan Matthews Jersey.
Instead of resorting to free agency to make a splash,Richard Sherman Jersey, the Miami Dolphins acquired cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso from the Philadelphia Eagles by swapping first-round picks.Thomas Davis Jersey.
The move was shocking because player trades are uncommon,DeSean Jackson Jersey, and the two individuals were major acquisitions for Philadelphia just one year ago.Vincent Jackson Jersey. Both were considered disappointments with their former team,Aldon Smith Jersey, and Eagles general manager Howie Roseman unloaded them to open cap space and move up in the draft.Geno Smith Jersey.
Miami’s perspective on the deal also made sense. It acquired two starting pieces at positions of great need and kept seven draft picks. Moving down five spots in the first round was the equivalent of netting an early third-round pick, but getting a proven starter in Maxwell and taking a flier on Alonso was far from an overpay