When the Philadelphia Eagles made a series of trades to land Carson Wentz all of those years ago, it left the team at a bit of a draft pick deficit.
After trading Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell, and the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Miami Dolphins for the eighth overall pick, Howie Roseman shipped five draft picks – a 2016 first-round pick, a 2016 third-round pick, 2016 fourth-round, 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 second-round pick – to the Cleveland Browns for the second overall pick and the right to draft either Wentz or Jared Goff, depending on which quarterback wasn’t selected first overall.
Was the price high? You bet, but in the NFL – especially the post-RGIII trade NFL – such is the price of a blockbuster deal for a franchise quarterback, especially for a team initially picking in the teens. After trading one former starting quarterback for a first-round pick in 2016, Howie Roseman accomplished the feat again in 2021, when he flipped Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a conditional pick that ultimately became a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.