By arguing that he has exceeded his current contract, Xavier Howard, The Miami Dolphins Cornerback, said in a statement Tuesday night that he did not feel valued and had already asked the team for a trade.
“I am not respected, not respected by dolphins,” Howard said. “Just as they prioritize business, so can I.”
Howard reported to training camp on Tuesday, but did so in frustration that Miami had not finalized his contract over the summer.
In 2019, Howard signed a five-year, $ 75 million contract, during which time he was hired by the NFL. NFL There were 10 interruptions in (NFL since 2007), this performance earned him a Pro Bowl call.
Howard’s contract now ranks sixth a year on average, and he recently switched agents with the aim of making a strong deal.
“I’m one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, and the videos support my position,” Howard said. “Still, I’m the second highest paid Carnebag on my own team and by a good margin.”
Byrne Jones, Cornerback, on the opposite side of Howard, signed a five-year, .52.52 million deal with Free Company last year.
Howard and his new agent, David Cantor, never asked for a new contract and instead offered solutions such as more guaranteed money in a restructured contract, Howard said. The Dolphins rejected those possibilities.
“I do not feel that the organization has negotiated with me in good faith,” Cornerback lamented. “So I want to make it clear that I ‘m not happy, I’m demanding change. Until that happens, I’m here to avoid being fined, and I will act like a professional.”
Howard has what teams are looking for: the ability to play pressure coverage and interception. He joined the NFL in 2016. There have been 22 interruptions and 55 diversionary passes since joining Marcus Peters The Baltimore Ravens (23) have more interruptions in that gap.
When Miami last traded to an elite player, he bought two first-round picks for the left-hander. Lormi Tunzil In 2019.