5 most abominable trades in Arizona Cardinals history

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The Arizona Cardinals have pulled off some phenomenal trades in their history. But they’ve also ended up on the losing end plenty of times.

And three of the following trades continually set the Arizona Cardinals back in their quest to find the elusive franchise quarterback. Another trade netted next to nothing for a defensive tackle that displayed first-round talent in college.

And a final trade resurrected the career of a player the Cardinals had written off as a first-round bust. Only to see that player lead a memorable run in other cities.

You may remember a few of the trades listed in the following slides. Perhaps they gave you hope? Or, maybe you had a premonition that they would not end in the Cardinals‘ favor. Regardless of your initial thoughts, here are five trades the Cardinals would love to have back.