WAS Trading CB Q.Dunbar to SEA
23 Mar 2020, 07:24pm
The Washington Redskins have traded cornerback Quinton Dunbar to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Dunbar turns 28 in July and is entering the last year of his contract. He played wide receiver in college for the Florida Gators, then went undrafted in 2015. He signed with Washington, who converted him to cornerback. After three years as a backup, he started 17 of his 18 games in the last two seasons. In 2019, he ranked 26th among qualifying corners with 6.7 yards allowed per pass, and 18th with a 59% success rate. If healthy, he’ll be a big upgrade over Tre Flowers, who failed to make the top 50 in either category.
I can only respect a guy that went undrafted and was asked to convert to a different position. Then hang around long enough to earn a starting spot and do well.
I hope he gets a big pay day for his hard work, he has probably been playing for the league minimum during his career.
There are a couple things that depress Dunbar’s trade value: he only has a year left on his contract and reportedly wants a (well-deserved) new deal; he’s also had some issues staying consistently healthy. That said, as a Washington fan, I’m not too pleased about this. Seattle is getting a good player at a bargain price – and one who is easy to root for, for reasons mentioned above.