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Whether or not the McNabb trade hurts or helps Kansas City’s draft status depends on which way you decide to look at the trade. Strong arguments can be made for both positive and negative predictions for the aftermath, which is bound to follow McNabb’s switch of cities. A good discussion on that very topic took place on yesterday.

Once the initial free-flow of “what-if” scenarios filtered out of the mind (and let’s be honest, everything that goes into predicting draft day actions is a complex “what-if” puzzle constructed by dominoes), my next thought was that this trade truly had to be a unique occurrence.

How many times do we see a Pro Bowl quarterback traded at such a late stage in his career, much less to a division rival?

Well, in Kansas City, two such occasions come to mind. Kansas City’s acquisition of Joe Montana in 1993 and departure of Trent Green in 2007 hit the radar. So, the Chiefs have been involved in such trades for veteran Pro Bowl quarterbacks as well, but how common is such an event across the league?

I had to know. Is there a long history of similar trades and, if so, how did those trades pan out once all of the dust settled?

To the NFL Record and Fact Book we go…

Nice write up by Josh Looney on the Insider Blog. Always a good read so check it out!

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