As team owners in Madden, we all love the trading aspect of the game. Whether it’s playing with your favorite players, or just the slight adrenaline rush you get from making realistic trades that we know most likely will never happen in “real life”. The business and negotiating side of Madden football is almost as exciting as taking the field to some players. Sure we all love when our team has success and can make a long run into the postseason, but it’s how you got there that becomes the untold storyline. Did you trade away a bunch of players and/or draft picks for that elusive franchise quarterback that your team so desperately needed. Or perhaps you’ve made multiple trades because your team just had holes all over the place when you took them over. Whatever the case, the trading aspect of Madden is part of what makes this game so grand. We’ve had a handful of “blockbuster trades” so far this season, as well as regular trades that are “blockbuster’s” in their own right. Let’s take a look at some of these trades and figure out whose team is set for the future, and whose is banking a lot on these trades panning out.... Trade 1: The Cleveland Browns sent their 1st round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for WR Mario Manningham, DB Chris Culliver, and their 3rd round pick. A 1st round pick is very valuable to most people, but the 49ers gave up quite a lot here. The Browns got great value here, in my opinion, possibly even more than they would have gotten out of that 1st rounder. Trade 2: The Green Bay Packers were surprisingly being very active in trading away their young DT B.J. Raji. Raji has great talent and it wasn’t long before the Indianapolis Colts came calling. The Colts traded away their 1st and 3rd round draft picks for the rights to Raji. Another young weapon for the Colts, this trade could prove to be a great move by their organization. Trade 3: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders were also involved in a big trade. Here we saw the Jaguars ship two draft picks, their 2nd and 3rd, plus ROLB Julian Stanford to the Raiders for RE Lamar Houston. The Jaguars obviously valued Houston very much, and the Raiders got a good deal for him also. Trade 4: We saw the blockbuster of all blockbuster’s with this one. The Seattle Seahawks traded away “Beastmode” Marshawn Lynch along with DB Brandon Browner to the Arizona Cardinals. In exchange, the Cardinals gave up All-Pro, All-World DB Patrick Peterson. Peterson is now paired with pro bowler Richard Sherman in Seattle, and Beastmode is now beasting in the Arizona desert. Trade 5: Last year veteran QB Peyton Manning proved everybody wrong when he destroyed the league and led his Broncos to the playoffs. This year, those Broncos traded him along with their 2nd round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for speedy RE Carlos Dunlap and a 3rd round pick. This trade, to me, is based on the sole thought that P. Manning will retire after this season. A good move by both teams, imo, even if that doesn’t happen. Trade 6: We saw two young, talented quarterbacks traded here. The Minnesota Vikings had figured they have seen enough of Christian Ponder. The same can be said for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in regards to Josh Freeman. The teams switched quarterbacks, and the Vikings also gave up their 1st and 3rd round pick to acquire Freeman. Owner Juan Valencia was said to be enamored with Freeman, and this trade proves just how much he likes him. So what say you Q-Nation? Which trade(s), to this point, do you think was the best between two teams? Vote for as many of these trades as you like! Disclaimer: Please do NOT make any negative comments about any of these trades. This post is for positive content ONLY. You can scratch your head all you want, but please keep it positive in the thread. Everybody makes trades based on their own thought process and game play. Theirs may be different than yours, to each his own.