Malcolm Jenkins would be perfect mentor if Minkah Fitzpatrick joins Eagles

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 22: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after a tackle against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of the preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 22: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after a tackle against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of the preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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If the Miami Dolphins are serious about a potential trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick, the Philadelphia Eagles need to strongly consider the possibility.

After an impressive career at Alabama, Minkah Fitzpatrick was one of the defensive players the Philadelphia Eagles were keeping an eye on during the NFL Draft back in 2018, although they knew it would be a long shot to land a safety.

Since the Eagles were coming off their first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the only chance of landing Fitzpatrick seemed like it would need to come through a trade, and watching him fall to the Miami Dolphins at No. 11 wasn’t really a surprise at all.

Over the years, Nick Saban has seem plenty of great Alabama defenders go on to have successful NFL careers, and Fitzpatrick’s rookie campaign in 2018 already makes it seem like he’s going to be part of that list.

With that being said, it looks like Fitzpatrick is one of the latest unhappy players in Miami after numerous players reached out to their agents following Week 1 to seek a potential trade since the team appears to be heading towards a year of rebuilding.

All offseason, Miami made it clear they weren’t going through tanking mode in 2019, but an embarrassing 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday makes it seem like the next couple of months are going to be rough for the Dolphins.

Talent wise, it’s easy to understand Fitzpatrick’s frustration since this is a young safety with plenty of amazing years left ahead of him, and it would be a shame to see Miami let some of those amazing years go to complete waste.

Does this mean the Eagles should be calling the Dolphins to see what it would take to land Fitzpatrick in the City of Brotherly Love?

Knowing the Eagles, Howie Roseman has already considered calling the Dolphins just to explore the possibility since the addition of a safety like Fitzpatrick only in his second NFL season could pay off for the defense in a big way when it comes to the long run.

Sooner or later, Philadelphia will need to adjust to playing without Malcolm Jenkins since the veteran safety isn’t getting any younger, and while the thought of Fitzpatrick shouldn’t take away from his playing time, this would still seem like the perfect scenario.

An experienced veteran like Jenkins working with a young safety with a ton of potential like Fitzpatrick could work wonders for a team like the Eagles, and should make the team want to perform this trade even more.

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Most likely, Miami will be entertaining plenty of calls in regards to what it would take to acquire Fitzpatrick in a trade, but with Philadelphia’s history of making aggressive moves, here’s to hoping the Eagles become one of the potential landing spots.