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The Best Offseason Moves in NFL History

Drew Brees signing with the Saints is easily one of The best Offseason Moves in NFL History
Drew Brees signing with the Saints is easily one of The Best Offseason Moves in NFL History

After the Super Bowl, the NFL the offseason period. And, like other sports, this can often be a fun time that’s full of anticipation because there is the NFL draft to look forward to and any other trades that occur. But it’s fair to say that some offseason moves have worked out better than others.

Brett Favre

If you’re someone who’s not keen on the offseason because you find it boring, listen to the details of this move, as they’re sure to excite you. Or, failing that, it could be that you check out NFL-inspired games whether it may be on the Playstation or any of the trusted online casinos which usually list a few in the slots section, to pass the time until the action gets underway again. Brett Favre was traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Green Bay Packers in 1992 for a first-round draft pick, which many thought was a bad move at the time. But, seventeen seasons later and a Super Bowl later, Favre was regarded as one of the best offseason acquisitions and one of the NFL’s greatest-ever quarterbacks.

Drew Brees

Now, if you’re transferring quarterback Drew Brees from San Diego Chargers to New Orleans Saints on a sixty million dollar six-year deal in 2006, you want Brees to start delivering the goods in 2006. Not 2007 or 2008, but immediately. And that’s precisely what Brees managed to do, making him one of the best pieces of offseason business the NGL has ever seen. The Miami Dolphins passed up the chance to acquire Brees, with concerns over his shoulder, but he more than repaid the faith the Saints showed in him. He became the first player to pass for more than 5,000 yards too. Twice.

Steve Young

You can check the details of Steve Young’s first four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after he moved from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and think it was a failure. And, at the time, many felt the same. He was traded for a second-round draft pick and a fourth-round draft pick, but it looked like Tampa got the better end of the deal. But, after a while, Young came to the fore and helped the 49ers to Super Bowl success. He also bagged two NFL MVP awards and is another member of quarterback royalty for all the right reasons. It proves some trades are worth sticking with, even if they don’t work out at first.

Marshall Faulk

Where trades were concerned, there was scepticism surrounding the decisions the St.Louis Rams were making after the Jerome Bettis debacle. Subsequent Ram’s trades came under heavy scrutiny, and Marshall Faulks’s move from Indianapolis Colts for second and fifth-round draft picks certainly did. But, unlike Bettis’ switch to the Rams, Faulk proved to be a huge success, and his running and pass-catching really drove the team’s offensive output to new heights. While with the Rams, Faulk was integral in the team making two Super Bowl appearances. And, as far as personal accolades go, he won an MVP award and was a three-time first-team All-Pro.

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