According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso have been informed that they will be traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Maxwell recently signed a six year, $63 million dollar deal with the team this past offseason, so this comes as a shock to many that he will now be with the Dolphins.
Alonso on the other hand is an All-American linebacker, yet he has been through a lot of obstacles when it comes to overcoming injuries. Surgeries and whatnot have kept Alonoso off the field, making him a very big wild card to trust in the 2016-17 season.
The Dolphins already were projected to have one of the best defenses in the NFL this past season, and came up short. The addition of Maxwell and Alonso will launch the team into one of the better defenses in the game.
In return, it is reported that the Dolphins will look to cash some draft picks in return for the stars. These picks are currently undisclosed, but this is a great bargain for Miami.
The Eagles have also announced that running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews are also on the trade block. This shows that Pederson is looking to clean out the house and start from step one.
Will this Miami defense be up there with a team like Denver? Seattle? All they need to focus on is beating the New England Patriots, who have run this AFC East division for the past decade.