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What would you say is the Gutsiest front office move your team has ever made?


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We always talk about gusty moves coaches make on the field. Going for it on 4th down, onside kicks, trick plays etc. but what about GM’s?
 

What is the gutsiest move you have seen your teams front office make and did it work out?

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Trading a first for Sam Bradford in an attempt to salvage the season after losing Teddy and giving Cousins a fully guaranteed 3 year contract after watching the team carry Keenum to a NFC title game.

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Recent history has to be trading back into the 1st for - and going “all in” on - Lamar Jackson. Completely committed to building the team around a player/offensive style 90% of people said would be a failure and we’ve scored more points on offense than any other team in the NFL since Lamar Jackson has been our starter.

Before that maybe taking Jonathan Ogden over Lawrence Phillips (Nebraska RB) at #4 in our first draft...we were already set at LT/RT sand everyone and their mother was bullish on Phillips becoming a superstar RB. Ogden played LG his first year, Phillips flamed out due to character stuff and the rest is history.

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Trading a 1st round draft pick to ATL for some 3rd string drunken hillbilly that Jerry Glanville called "Mississippi"
Spending a 1st round pick on a Tedford QB when "Mississippi" was still on the team and playing well
Spending a 1st + 4th on a QB while the Tedford QB was busy earning his 3rd MVP in the same season.
 

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oh god...

In 2000, with three quarterbacks already on the roster, the patriots drafted a quarterback in the 6th round. 
Asked why the move was made, the answer given was.. "We need a backup quarterback".

But Tom Brady worked out pretty well 

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1 minute ago, Split the Sticks said:

oh god...

In 2000, with three quarterbacks already on the roster, the patriots drafted a quarterback in the 6th round. 
Asked why the move was made, the answer given was.. "We need a backup quarterback".

But Tom Brady worked out pretty well 

Taking a QB that late is usually a waste of a pick, but I guess the Patriots salvaged a little value out of him.  xD

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