May 12th, 2011
|Did you hear about the power trade the Eagles and the Patriots made in this year's Draft? Patriots coach Bill Belichick traded the 193rd pick to Eagles coach Andy Reid for the 194th pick and asked for nothing in return.
Why did he do it? Belichick and Reid traded to keep a long tradition alive. They've made deals with each other in every Draft for the past 10 years. This year by the 6th round, no deal had been made, so Reid got on the phone and told Belichick, "Listen, our streak is in trouble." Belichick had a solution. They made this deal to keep their streak alive!
Reid jokingly called the move, "a salary-cap trade!" Obviously, this one wasn't the biggest trade of the draft!