Anquan Boldin being traded was a terrible decision for the Arizona Cardinals.
This may be a controversial one, but this one hits home for me personally. Boldin was the player that made me fall in love with the Arizona Cardinals and become a fan. After growing up in Wisconsin where I did, those that defected from the football norm were rare.
So when Boldin started that fight with Todd Haley during the NFC Championship game against the Eagles, I knew something bad was bound to happen. Boldin refused to take a pay cut (the Cardinals’ being historically cheap strikes yet again), and he was traded to Baltimore for a third and fourth-round pick.
This was so infuriating, as this was a top talent that should’ve been paid. Imagine if Boldin had stayed and the Cardinals actually took some time to get a quarterback developed for once.
Of course, just like most Arizona Cardinals players that once starred for the team, Boldin won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. What made it even worse was when Boldin signed with the San Francisco 49ers and looked to be headed back to the Super Bowl in 2013, but the Seattle Seahawks stopped that from happening.
This trade still stings, and I’ll always be bitter about it.