The NFL offseason has recently become almost as exciting as the actual on-field play, and this year took it to an all-new level of explosiveness. Fans love all of the dealings between franchises as well as the drama of the draft. Today, we’ll look at some of the most interesting and exciting blockbuster trades in NFL history.
These include intricate deals between multiple franchises. There are also major names no one expected to leave their teams. Furthermore, we’ll look back at some great trades that didn’t seem remarkable at the time. Check out the biggest blockbuster trades in NFL history via The Sportster here.
30. Matthew Stafford
Stafford stayed loyal to the Detroit Lions for a more than a decade. However, the former Georgia Bulldogs star ran out of patience in 2021. Stafford requested a fresh start with a new team and the Lions agreed to move on from their quarterback and traded him to the Rams. This was a blockbuster move for the L.A. franchise in their bid to reach and win a Super Bowl.
Detroit received Jared Goff, a pair of first-round picks, and a third-round pick for their star. In the end, it was a suitable deal for both parties. Stafford provided more impetus than Goff and helped the Rams to a home Super Bowl win. Meanwhile, the Lions had the chance to rebuild their team. Finally, Stafford won the Super Bowl ring after long years of suffering in Detroit (via Sports Illustrated).