Are NFL trades worth making?
While deals please fans, the impact of an acquired player is often overrated
The trade deadline passed quietly Tuesday with only one minor deal.
Overall, the 2013 trade season provided little impact for teams acquiring new players. Of the 38 trades, involving 50 players, very few included game-changers.
The offseason trade of QB Alex Smith to Kansas City for two second-round picks may turn out to be the biggest winner. Some other deals of note: WR Anquan Boldin got the San Francisco 49ers through a 6-2 start with 38 catches at the cost of a mere sixth-round ...
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