Quarterbacks Traded For Day 1 Or Day 2 Picks Since 2000

The Raiders have given the Saints permission to meet with Derek Carr regarding a trade. While the Saints may also use this meeting as a fact-finding mission ahead of a free agency pursuit, the NFC South team is exploring the possibility of adding Carr in a deal. New Orleans and Las Vegas are believed to have agreed to trade terms, greenlighting the meeting.

Carr could be the latest high-profile passer to move in a trade. It is not certain what it would take to acquire Carr’s through-2025 contract, though a first-round pick should not be expected to change hands. A Day 2 choice may not be off the table, and an increased volume of QB trades involving first- or second-day compensation have taken place in recent years.

Excluding trade-up or trade-down maneuvers during the draft — which shifted from a two-day event to a three-day process in 2010 — here are the 21st century’s trades for quarterbacks involving first-, second- or third-round picks.








  • Eagles acquire Bradford, a 2016 second-round pick and a 2015 fourth-rounder from Rams for Nick Foles and a 2015 fifth


  • Chiefs land Alex Smith from 49ers for 2013 and 2014 second-round selections



  • Eagles ship Donovan McNabb to Washington for 2010 second- and fourth-round picks


  • Bears acquire Jay Cutler and a 2009 fifth-round pick from Broncos for 2009 and 2010 first-rounders, a 2009 third and Kyle Orton
  • In a tag-and-trade transaction, the Patriots send Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to Chiefs for 2009 second-round pick


  • Packers deal Brett Favre to Jets for 2009 third-round pick


  • Falcons send Matt Schaub and a 2007 first-round pick to Texans for a 2007 first-rounder, along with 2007 and 2008 second-round choices


  • Dolphins land Daunte Culpepper from Vikings for 2006 second-round choice


  • Cowboys deal Drew Henson to Texans for 2005 third-round pick
  • Dolphins acquire A.J. Feeley from Eagles for 2004 second-round pick
  • Jaguars send Mark Brunell to Washington for 2004 third-round pick


  • Bills obtain Drew Bledsoe from Patriots for 2003 first-round pick


  • Chiefs acquire Trent Green and a 2001 fifth-round pick from Rams for 2001 first-rounder
  • Packers send Matt Hasselbeck and a 2001 first-round pick to the Seahawks for 2001 first- and third-round picks

Since 2010, Foles, Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, Tim Tebow and Jason Campbell have also been dealt in trades involving fourth-round picks.

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