FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —His wish was granted, They received the draft capital that they requested, and the They have signed what they believe will be a top-ranked wide receiver for their quarterback. .
The primary players in the inter-division rare trade, the Dolphins shipping Parker and an 2022 fifth-rounder to the Patriots in exchange for a 2023 second-rounder, described the event as follows:
Parker, in his first interview since the April 2, deal said that he chose to be traded here. “My agent [Jimmy Gould]I just wanted to know what was going on and the options for teams that I could choose from. The Patriots was my first choice. It's amazing that we were able get everything done.
Chris Grier, general manager of the Dolphins, confirmed Wednesday that that was how it ended. He noted that Miami had traded once before.after signing free-agent receiver Parker's status changed with the team.
Both sides will feel great when they have the chance to do right for the player or the organization. This was never something we could do. [had]Grier stated that they had planned to trade DeVante, and also highlighted how Hill trading has altered the dynamic.
“Multiple teams called but the Patriots were more aggressive. We talked to DeVante and worked with him. It was important for us to get the third round pick. We didn't care if it happened next year or this.
Parker, who spent seven years with the Dolphins in his first seven years of career, is now participating in the Patriots voluntary offseason program.
He shared that he enjoyed playing before Patriots fans, an AFC East rival. That is one of the reasons he decided to make New England his home.
Parker, 6'3″ and 219 lbs, said that he enjoys playing in different spots. Jones, the Patriots' second-year quarterback, is also a favorite spot.
Parker, who is a fellow Patriots receiver, has spent time with Jones in Tampa, Florida., And .
“My impressions of Mac are that he is a very nice man. Parker stated, “He was zipping it.” “It was an amazing workout for us all. It was great to be able to get down with him and throw early.
“Mac is an excellent quarterback. He throws the ball with ease. He can catch the ball. It's something I look forward too throughout the season.”