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Worst Trade in Every NFL Team's History

The goal of every NFL franchise is to win the Super Bowl. They hire the best front office staff they can find to help evaluate talent. They hire the best coaches to teach, shape and mold the talent they acquire. They will scour colleges to draft the best talent available. Another avenue a franchise will try is free agency. Every year, GMs for every NFL team will open up their check books to try and land the best player at a position of need for them. Sometimes it works out, but sometimes, just like the draft, it doesn't. One more way to acquire talent is through a trade.

Trades in the NFL are not as commonplace as they are in the NHL, MLB and NBA. Mainly because of the complex systems and schemes run by the various teams. But that doesn't mean they don't happen. Sometimes a GM really covets a guy and is willing to give up whatever is needed, like Ron Wolf did for Brett Favre. Sometimes the player is from a previous coaches regime and the team wants to move on, like DeMarco Murray in Philadelphia. Sometimes a player's personality just doesn't mesh with the team, like Mike Wallace in Miami and Minnesota. Sometimes it could be all of the above.

Trades can be made by swapping a couple of players, draft picks or any combination of the two. In some situations, a coach or other personal in the front office could be the subject of the trade, so it's not just limited to players. Let's take a look at some of the trades that didn't work out so well for one side with the worst trades in every team's history.

32 Arizona Cardinals - Ottis Anderson

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31 Atlanta Falcons - Brett Favre

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30 Baltimore Ravens - Scott Mitchell

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29 Buffalo Bills - Rob Johnson

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28 Carolina Panthers - Sean Gilbert

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27 Chicago Bears - Rick Mirer

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26 Cincinnati Bengals - Charlie Joiner

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25 Cleveland Browns - Johnny Manziel/Brady Quinn

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24 Dallas Cowboys - Joey Galloway

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23 Denver Broncos - Brady Quinn

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22 Detroit Lions - Bobby Layne

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21 Green Bay Packers - John Hadl

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20 Houston Texans - Ryan Fitzpatrick

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19 Indianapolis Colts - Marshall Faulk

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18 Jacksonville Jaguars - Blaine Gabbert

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17 Kansas City Chiefs - Joe Montana

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16 Los Angeles Rams - First Overall Pick in 2016

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15 Miami Dolphins - Daunte Culpepper

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14 Minnesota Vikings - Herschel Walker

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13 New England Patriots - Matt Cassel

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12 New Orleans Saints - Ricky Williams

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11 New York Giants - Craig Morton

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10 New York Jets - Mark Sanchez

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9 Oakland Raiders - Jon Gruden

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8 Philadelphia Eagles - Sonny Jurgensen

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7 Pittsburgh Steelers - Buddy Dial

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6 San Diego Chargers - Ryan Leaf

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5 San Francisco 49ers - O.J. Simpson

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4 Seattle Seahawks - Ahman Green

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3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Darrelle Revis

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2 Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers - Steve Largent

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1 Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III became the second overall draft pick in 2012 thanks to a mind blowing offer and a great second half of his junior year at Baylor. The Redskins traded three first round picks and a second round pick to move up four spots for what they thought was a franchise quarterback. Things looked great his rookie year as RG3 came out of the gates on fire, on his way to winning the 2012 Rookie of the Year award. Injuries curtailed his progression and four years later he was released from his contract. He is still young and has time to turn around in his career. It just won't be in Washington, since he was released earlier this year and has now signed with the Browns.

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