NFL Teams always have the best of intentions when they orchestrate trades. But as we know, things don’t always work out as planned. In fact, sometimes end up going terribly wrong. There are times when the player you coveted so much becomes a disappointment and other times when the player you gave away blossoms into a star somewhere else. There are also the countless times that a team gives up way too many draft picks for a player who doesn’t pan out. In fact, some of the most egregious trades have happened in recent years. Let’s take a closer look at 20 of the worst NFL trades since 2000.
Bills Trade Marshawn Lynch to Seahawks
Lynch was a 1,000-yard rusher in his first two seasons with the Bills before some off-field issues allowed Fred Jackson to pass him on the depth chart. Midway through the 2010 season, the Bills traded Lynch to Seattle, getting only a fourth-round pick and a fifth-round pick for him. He went on to have four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with the Seahawks, having the best seasons of his career, and helping Seattle win a Super Bowl. It wasn’t until Buffalo trade for LeSean McCoy years later that they were able to find another impact running back.