I would also add that with the availability of FAs now as opposed to pre-1990, means that it is far less advantageous for a team to trade for a player than it is to simply see what is available on the FA market. Why should we give up a player or picks if we can simply sign a guy? The only players that seem to get traded now are guys on the downside of their careers (Carson Palmer or Donovan McNabb for instance) or backups and it is almost always for draft picks, not for other players. One of the last big name player-for-player trades I can think of was Clinton Portis for Champ Bailey plus a high pick (2nd?) but that was in 2004. Here is an article from earlier this year (just prior to the draft) that talks about why player-for-player trades are rare in the NFL: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/sports/football/player-for-player-trades-remain-nfl-rarity.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 So all of that (and what BrainPaint posted) to say that "this ain't Madden" so when trades are proposed they are usually ridiculous and extremely far-fetched so they get shot down by most of the posters here. I usually refrain from commenting on trade proposals since my negative opinion would probably not be welcomed on top of all the other negative ones already posted. Plus it would serve no real purpose as the poster would simply come up with what he considers a more equitable trade as a counter but it is usually just as unlikely.