According to a recent article on ESPN, the Miami Dolphins may be considering trading WR Rishard Matthews. Matthews, a former seventh round pick, has had an extremely successful start to this season, totaling 500 yards receiving and four scores. The Dolphins may be able to get a good value for Matthews.
His contract expires after this season, and he will likely demand more money. So, the question is, is it worth it to trade Matthews?
Let's think about who the Dolphins just lost. Cameron Wake and Ja'Wuan James for the rest of the season and 4-6 weeks, respectively. They need to replace this two players with adequate replacements. No team will give up a starting tackle for a wide receiver, but they may give up a veteran pass rusher.
The Dolphins have new additions at wide receiver that could help replace Matthews. Assuming he has not resuffered his foot, it would be nice to see DeVante Parker get some more playing time, as he is our first round pick. The Dolphins also have Kenny Stills, who has spent times as the starter opposite of Matthews.
In my opinion, I would not trade Matthews for anything worse than a second round pick. Or for another player of equal worth. He is a talented route-runner, and will continue to be a great pass catcher in this league.