Arizona Cardinals Trade Anquan Boldin To Baltimore Ravens: Good Move?

March 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals traded Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin to the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, March 5.
The Cardinals will receive the Ravens’ third and fourth round draft pick, and the Ravens will get the Cardinals’ fifth.
The trade is finalized: now the question to ask is who got the better end of the deal?
The Ravens gave up mid-round selections for a player who, when healthy, is one of the top wideouts in the league.
In my mind, this is a clear victory for the Ravens. I thought the Cardinals would ask for a first, or at least a second, round draft pick in return. Instead, they traded away mid-round selections for a wideout, who is one of the top in the league.
I don’t think this is necessarily a lop-sided deal, but I wouldn’t be happy if I was a Cardinals fan. Despite having troubles with management, he was still productive for the organization. For the past two seasons, Boldin has caught more than 80 balls for over 1,000 yards.
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