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McNabb trade similar to Bills move

Posted by Chris Brown on April 5, 2010 – 7:50 am

The Eagles trade of Donovan McNabb over the weekend to intra-division rival Washington over the weekend is a lot like a trade the Bills were a part of not too long ago.

Back in 2002 leading up to the NFL draft, the Bills swung a deal giving up a first-round pick in exchange for Drew Bledsoe. Much like McNabb, Bledsoe was also unable to get his team over the hump as he too led his team to a Super Bowl, but could not win it. With a young Tom Brady showing lots of promise filling in for an injured Bledsoe, New England felt comfortable shipping him off to a divison rival.

The Bills were a rebuilding franchise so the ability of Buffalo to make New England pay for that trade proved difficult with the exception of the home opener in 2003. The Redskins are also rebuilding under Mike Shanahan, though there is more veteran talent on that team than there was in Buffalo in 2002.

Somehow though I’m not sure Washington is going to be able to make Philadelphia pay for this trade either.


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