Vote: What's the best trade in NFL history?

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Friday, February 24, 2017

On NBA trade deadline day, our NFL Nation reporters picked thebest trades by all 32 franchises in NFL history.

Certainly, the New England Patriots' 2007 trade for Randy Moss from the Oakland Raiders for a fourth-round pick made our list. Some wondered if Moss would fit in on Bill Belichick's team, but the receiver recorded an NFL single-season record 23 touchdown catches in the Patriots' undefeated regular season.

Back in 1992, the Green Bay Packers sent a first-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for some guy named Brett Favre. And who could forget the blockbuster 1989 trade between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings? The Cowboys sent Herschel Walker to the Vikings in exchange for eight draft picks. That deal laid the foundation for the Cowboys' run of Super Bowls in the 1990s.

The careers of Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Jerome Bettis, John Elway, Dick Butkus, Marshall Faulk and Jerry Rice's were impacted by trades. It's hard to imagine how their careers would have turned out on different teams.

What do you think? What is the best trade in NFL history?

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The NFL's trading period for 2017 begins March 9 at 4 p.m. ET. Until then, teams may agree on a trade but it can't become official.

--John Wilmhoff