The Dolphins Blew it by Trading Kenyan Drake to the Cardinals for Pretty Much Nothing

Kenyan Drake alluding tacklers on a run vs. the Rams
Kenyan Drake alluding tacklers on a run vs. the Rams / John McCoy/Getty Images

The Dolphins unloaded a ton of established talent last season to pick up draft picks and salary cap. So, when Kenyan Drake got traded to Arizona after languishing in their backfield, it was no surprise.

The writing was on the wall for Drake in Miami, as the team wasn't going to extend him after the season, and phased him out of their offense in 2019. During his time with the Dolphins last season, he only got more than 10 carries twice, and never got more than 12.

His stock plummeted during the season, so the Cardinals took a chance on him, and boy, did it pay off. Drake went off in Arizona, hitting the end zone eight times and rushing for over 600 yards in only eight games. In this offseason, he was transition tagged by the Cardinals, and is working on a long-term deal to lock himself down in Arizona.

In Miami's defense, they did make a ton of moves throughout the last two seasons to rebuild their roster, so it would've been hard to hit big on every trade. However, receiving practically nothing in exchange for Drake and all his potential is highway robbery.

Only a conditional pick. Yikes.