Nobody thought that this would be one of the biggest trades of the past decade when it happened. But the Baltimore Ravens saw something in Jackson that other franchises overlooked. They capitalized on their gamble to sign a future MVP. However, first, they had to work out the details with the Eagles (via Bleacher Report).
On the face of it, Baltimore didn’t give up much to secure Jackson’s services. They gave Philadelphia second and fourth-round picks to move up the Draft and snatch the player. Remember, many critics thought that Jackson was a glorified running back. He still carries that label to some degree but he’s proven his skills on the field, becoming the highest-paid player in NFL history in the process.