Are the Miami Dolphins Considering Trading Vontae Davis to the Colts?

Thomas GaliciaContributor IIAugust 24, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Vontae Davis #21 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his interception in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium  on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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On Thursday Night Colts Owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter, as he is wont to do.

Irsay is one of the most interesting follows on Twitter, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to NFL fans that he Tweeted something interesting:


SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We're talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!.. these deals often crumble n don't reach completion

— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012



This tweet would then be followed up by another one stating:


Colts Fans..Your GM Mr Grigson isn't afraid to roll the dice n aggressively improve YOUR Indianapolis Colts..n my check book stands ready!

— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012



So what does this have to do with the Miami Dolphins? Well consider this story from the Indianapolis Star's Phil Richards, which states that the Colts are seeking a cornerback.

Vontae Davis is believed to be one target, at least according to Richards and's Gregg Rosenthal, who stated: "Davis makes some sense from both the Colts' and Dolphins' perspectives. He's a talented player who could use a fresh start somewhere." 

As of right now both stories report that talks are on hold, however it brings up the question: Is Miami planning on trading the former first round pick?

This would be a huge blow to a secondary that is already lacking in talent. Davis started off camp very weak but has gotten better as camp progressed. When he's on his game he has the talents to be one of the best cornerbacks in the game; however in his three seasons in Miami he has underachieved a bit.

You can't deny though that Davis makes the Dolphins' secondary much better than it is just by his presence on the field.

This is a trade Miami shouldn't make, but sadly a Davis trade wouldn't surprise anyone at this point, as Jeff Ireland and Joe Philbin have traded or released anyone they felt could be a threat to team chemistry regardless of how weak the position is (Chad Johnson and Brandon Marshall come to mind).

The only way this deal gets done for Miami is if they get at least a second-round draft pick per Dolphins Sun-Sentinel beat writer Omar Kelly; however Kelly also believes a deal won't get done.

I believe a deal shouldn't get done, but based off of what we've seen with this team, I also believe it will get done.

Then we'll all have another Jeff Ireland mistake to gripe about.