PMFL TOP STORY: Same face... different place. By: CHUNKNESS There were several trades made during the offseason. Some trades involved big-named playmakers while others weren't as great in stature and went unnoticed. Who made the biggest moves this offseason? Here are just a few... QB Carson Palmer (Browns) Browns Players: HB J.Harrison, RE J.Macko, Colts #30 and #94 overall in the 2012 draft Bengals Players: QB C.Palmer, Bengals #39 and #70 overall in the 2012 draft, Bengals 2013 second round draft pick (TBD) Analysis: The Browns acquired the veteran quarterback that they were looking for in one of the most unlikely places. The move sent shockwaves throughout the league as division rival Cincinnati sent Palmer packing so that the Bengals could draft quarterback Roc Hargrove (Texas) in the first round. Both teams seem to have benefited from the trade. However, was it worth the price to trade within the division when these teams were only separated by two games a season ago? HB Ray Rice (Saints) Saints Players: Saints 2013 first and second round draft picks (TBD) Ravens Players: HB R.Rice Analysis: Once the Ravens named HB Kenarious Fluellen as their starting running back, Ray Rice demanded to be traded out of Baltimore. After losing HB Pierre Thomas in the 2011 offseason, the Saints were in dire need of a starting running back. Exit free agent HB Clinton Portis, and enter Ray Rice. The Saints come away with one of the best production backs in the league, and the Ravens get some future value for a player they no longer need on their roster. It's a win-win situation no matter how you look at it (unless you're Clinton Portis). QB Josh Freeman (Dolphins) Dolphins Players: Dolphins #8 and #72 overall in the 2012 draft Buccaneers Players: QB J.Freeman Analysis: The Dolphins are another team that was in dire need of a quarterback threat to create some space for HB Chris Johnson. The Fish made their move when the Buccaneers put QB Josh Freeman on the block late in the offseason. Skeptics questioned the move as the Bucs were putting their faith in an unproven, under-sized, third-year QB Robert You. However, You had already given the team a glimpse of what he could do. The Bucs opted to trade for future talent in attempt to improve at other positions. Both teams improved with this transaction as they became more well-rounded as a unit. QB Vince Young (Rams) Rams Players: WR D.Avery, Rams #63 overall in the 2012 draft Titans Players: QB V.Young Analysis: With the selection of rookie QB Tyler Daugherty (Memphis) as the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, the Titans knew QB Vince Young was expendable. They decided to make a move for speed at the receiver position and acquired starting FB Even Allen (Duke) through the draft. The Rams owner has always had an eye for mobile quarterbacks who can throw the ball on the run. His arsenal has become an even bigger threat now that he has Young as another option behind center. The only question is, where does franchise QB Sam Bradford fall in this equation? HB Maurice Jones-Drew (Eagles), FS Eric Berry (Eagles), LT Eugene Monroe (Chiefs), WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) Eagles Players: WR J.Maclin, WR S.Davis, Eagles #5 and #37 overall, Jets #32 and #64 overall in the 2012 draft Chiefs Players: FS E.Berry, MLB P.Angerer Jaguars Players: HB M.Jones-Drew, LT E.Monroe Analysis: This was undoubtedly the biggest transaction of the entire Madden 11 year for the Premier Madden Football League. The transaction involved three teams, 10 players, and over $24M in cap penalties accumulated between the teams. What started out to be a simple deal involving Jaguars HB Maurice Jones-Drew for the Eagles first round draft pick turned out to be quite the extravaganza once the Chiefs were invited into the trade discussions. All-in-all, each team benefited from the trade as they moved players from positions where they already had depth in order to improve where they were weak. Perhaps the Eagles will miss those draft picks, but they acquire a star running back and free safety to help ease the pain.