5 absolute best trades in the history of the Arizona Cardinals

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The Arizona Cardinals have had some dynamic trades work out in their favor since they moved to the desert prior to the 1988 season.

Some worked well, and others didn’t. Regardless, the Cardinals either got better as a result of the following trades and even if they didn’t quite work out, dodged potential catastrophe.

In the following slides, you will relive some fond memories as a result of these trades. In other cases, you may state the trade could’ve worked out better for the Cardinals, but things would have gone south quickly had they not made the deal.

And for others, you will note how the team used the trade to add franchise cornerstones that have stuck with the team through thick and thin.

There are many trades the Cardinals made over the years to like, but here are your top five.