5 most disappointing trades in Arizona Cardinals history

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Which trades during the history of the Arizona Cardinals provided the franchise and their fan base with the most feelings of disappointment?

Last month, we saw the Arizona Cardinals send a 2022 fifth-round draft pick and rookie cornerback Tay Gowan to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz.

This was actually the third trade made by the Cardinals this year that involved players. Back in March, Arizona sent center Mason Cole to the Minnesota Vikings and they made a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders to acquire center Rodney Hudson.

The Hudson trade already feels like it was a good decision for Arizona and it’s still just a little too early to evaluate the team’s decision to make a deal for Ertz.

Throughout their history, the Cardinals have made numerous trades that have made a positive impact on their roster (see Carson Palmer, Chandler Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins).

However, Arizona has also made several trades that didn’t give exactly give them the results they were hoping for when they originally made the deal. Looking back, what have been some of the most disappointing trades made by the Cardinals in team history?