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Xavien Howard asks the Dolphins for a trade: ‘I’m just here so I don’t get fined.’

The 28-year-old agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
While coming off his greatest season in the league in 2020, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money in 2021.
Jalen Ramsey ($20 million AVG), Marlon Humphrey ($19.5 million AAV), Tre’Davious White ($17.25 million AAV), Darius Slay ($16.6 million AAV), and teammate Byron Jones ($16.5 million AAV) all have higher contracts than Howard.
Howard and his agency never asked for a new contract, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money.
The Dolphins turned down those pitches, according to the Baylor product.
Howard was chosen 38th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami.
During his five-year career, he has 55 pass deflections and 22 interceptions to go along with two Pro Bowl appearances and a First Team All-Pro selection in 2020.
Regarding Howard’s future, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on “SportsCenter” on Sunday that many in the NFL believe the Houston Texans could be a good fit for the two-time Pro Bowler.
This is due to the fact that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has asked for a trade and has stated that he would accept a transfer to Miami.