Carson Palmer and the 5 Strangest Trade Scenarios in Recent NFL History
A trade can be a very beneficial happening for the teams and players involved, but it seems that more and more often, trading is becoming a strange system.
Many players are stuck in weird trade scenarios that make fans scratch their heads.
Here are the five strangest trade scenarios in the NFL's recent history, including the much-publicized Carson Palmer debacle.
Randy Moss' situation at the beginning of this year was so interesting because of how far he fell from relevancy.
Just a few years ago, this player set the all-time, single-season receiving touchdown record—then in 2010, he is run out of town.
Moss' attitude and waning productivity contributed to his demise in New England, but the strangeness of the situation is how fast everything happened.
No. 81 went from being a top target whom teams game-planned against to being a fourth receiver on the Tennessee Titans.
In the 2004 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers were certain that they had their franchise quarterback waiting in the wings when they drafted Eli Manning with the first overall pick.
Manning, displaying his ego, made a huge deal about the situation until he was traded to the New York Giants for a package that included Philip Rivers.
The strangeness lies in how a rookie quarterback had the audacity to try to pick his team, instead of having a team pick him.
Looking back, the Chargers got the better quarterback statistically, but I'm sure the Giants would rather keep their Super Bowl ring.
This offseason, Carson Palmer shocked quite a few people when he declared that he'd be traded or outright retire.
The strangeness of the situation was that a reasonably-successful NFL quarterback was threatening to retire because of how much he hated the city in which he played.
Palmer's owner, Mike Brown, only made this situation juicier by playing into Palmer's antics, throwing a fit like a five-year-old when someone takes the five-year-old's favorite toy.
The Brown and Palmer ongoing feud only makes this trade scenario weirder.
Josh McDaniels took over the Broncos and made sure that in a short period of time, he ran every talented offensive player out of town.
The strangeness of this whole trade scenario was how Bronco brass allowed this to go on.
After running the franchise quarterback out of town, one would think that someone would say something—rather, McDaniels had his way and drove the Broncos into the ground.
Jason Taylor was one of the top sack artists in the league at one time, but what transpired with his trading situation is one of the strangest of recent history.
Trade rumors swirled about Taylor with the Miami Dolphins receiving many offers despite a high asking price.
Eventually, Taylor was traded to the Washington Redskins for a second- and sixth-rounder, but then the Redskins released Taylor after just one season (a non-productive one at that) for not participating in team workouts.
The Redskins lost two draft picks for absolutely no reason and the Dolphins got back Taylor.
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