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This is almost impossible to know because there are so many trade offers we arent aware of.  

However...I have a feeling the Deshaun Watson non trade will be up there someday.

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The Chip kelly Eagles offer for Mariota. Titans should have taken the trade.
 

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Eagles offered the Titans their 2015 first (#20)- and second-round picks (#47), their 2016 first-round pick, any quarterback on their roster (Sam Bradford or Foles) and any defensive player (Fletcher Cox + Brandon Graham + Mychal Kendricks) on their roster in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick

 

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Washington:

1) Bengals: Offered a first rounder plus a conditional 2nd rounder that could turn into a 1st for Chad Johnson in early 2008. Chad had just had a good year in 2007, but 2008 was bad and injury plagued. He never fully recovered to his old self. Bengals went 4-11-1 in 2008. These two first rounders for Washington were Orakpo and Trent Williams. 

2) Browns: Supposedly we were offered a 1st rounder for Trent Williams and turned it down. He never played for us again and we settled for a 5th and future 3rd. 

3) Various teams & Kirk Cousins: There were rumors out there of suitors for Kirk Cousins and as much as a late 1st rounder. Nothing materialized and we settled for letting him walk for a compensatory 3rd. 

 

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The Ravens were in on Deandre Hopkins before he was traded to the Cardinals and apparently the additional 2nd or 3rd rounder (can't remember which) the Texans wanted was just too rich for our blood. smh

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We could have traded Patrick Peterson at the beginning of the 2019 season.

Many fans believed we would not keep him and he would not be worth the extension.  Also, they were a little over his antics.  He overall had decent sentiment, but definitely seemed like was on the way out and we could get a 1st round, or 2nd round at least.  It would have helped our rebuild.

He then got caught with PED and suspended 6 games in May which completely tanked trade value.  He was poor in 2019 and in 2020.  Now we got nothing for him.

 

Not the worst of all time, but pretty bad for us.   Keim is a bonehead most of the time, but graces us with a couple cool nuggets to keep us distracted.  He wouldn't be a GM on any other team this long if he wasn't buddy buddy with the owner.

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2 hours ago, Ray Reed said:

The Ravens were in on Deandre Hopkins before he was traded to the Cardinals and apparently the additional 2nd or 3rd rounder (can't remember which) the Texans wanted was just too rich for our blood. smh

I'm very glad that didn't happen.

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58 minutes ago, Johnny Nix said:

The Bengals were offered a 2nd and 3rd for AJ McCarron but both teams didn’t get the paperwork turned in time. 

I'm also very glad this didn't happen.

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I've got two draft day trades:

In 2014, the Jaguars and Falcons were working on a deal to swap 1.3 and 1.6. The "plan b" for the Jaguars was to take Mike Evans at 6 and then use the Falcons pick and our second to move up into the 1st for Derek Carr. Instead we stayed put and drafted Bortles and Marqise Lee. Had this happened, we'd have paired Carr with Evans and Allen Robinson.

The next year, the Jags and Falcons tried working out another deal. This time 1.3 for 1.8. The Falcons were going to take Dante Fowler instead of ending up with Vic Beasley, and the Jags had Todd Gurley at the top of their board. I guess they didn't like the compensation as much, so they stayed pat and took Fowler. Had they done this alone, they probably aren't in the market for a RB in 2017 and Pat Mahomes is maybe a Jaguar…. Or more likely we'd have actually pulled off a draft day trade to trade up for Trubisky.

 

And these two don't exactly count because the player being gone is what ended the trade, not the trade itself:

In 2004, the Jaguars had a deal in place with the Giants if the Cardinals took Eli to go up for Larry Fitzgerald. Instead we took Reggie Williams.

In 2007, the Jaguars had a trade worked out with Pittsburgh to go up for Revis. The Jets traded up above them. Instead we took Reggie Nelson and then quickly transitioned to a defense he wasn't suited for. 

 

I….have been hurt a lot by draft day non-trades. 

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I don't know how true the rumor was, but there was a rumor before the 2010 Draft that the Steelers offered Ben Roethlisberger to the Rams for the #1 pick (Sam Bradford). Frankly, Big Ben should consider himself lucky he didn't end up in that dysfunctional mess.

https://www.nfl.com/news/steelers-discuss-roethlisberger-trade-with-raiders-rams-say-no-09000d5d817ab5f4

(Might be something for Deshaun Watson suitors to keep in mind.)

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