J. Taylor Trade Works for Both Teams
We'll just take it as a given here that the Washington Redskins have made a good trade by obtaining defensive end Jason Taylor from the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins had a huge need at defensive end even before opening training camp, and it got even bigger with today's injuries. Yes, the Redskins paid a significant price by surrendering second- and sixth-round draft picks. But Taylor is a former NFL defensive player of the year who still can rush the passer. This is a win-now league and he gives the Redskins a chance to do just that. He still can play.
But since this is a forum to discuss the rest of the league, not the Redskins, let's consider whether the trade works from the Dolphins' point of view.
The answer here is yes.
The Dolphins, after going 1-15 last season, are at the outset of a complete overhaul under new front office czar Bill Parcells. They are starting over with a new general manager, a new coach and young quarterbacks. They aren't going to win anything while Taylor still is in the league. Parcells picked a perhaps-unnecessary offseason fight with Taylor over the player's participation in the "Dancing with the Stars" show, but even before that it clearly was in both sides' best interests for Taylor to move on. The problem was the Dolphins finding a way to get some value in return. The Redskins' injuries made that possible. The Dolphins are worse in the short term, but now Parcells has two more draft choices to try to get them back to respectability next year and beyond.
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