How many times has the first overall pick, in the NFL draft, been traded?
The Carolina Panthers acquired the number one pick from the Bears this week in a trade that has only been done 12 times.
Starting this week, the Chicago Bear owned the number one pick for the upcoming NFL draft. The team had a 3-14 record that put them in a position to have that number one pick, in addition to the Texans winning their game in week 18th of the season.
This Friday, the Bears decided to use their number one pick to better surround their QB Justin Fields, who had a decent second year in the league. The Panthers wanted the first pick because they were seeking for a QB to be with the franchise for the future. So it is no surprise that they traded their first-round pick (No. 9) and a second-round pick (No. 61) this year, their first-round pick in 2024, and a second-round pick in 2025 for the number one pick all around.
But how many times has the number one pick in the NFL been traded?
This deal has happened 12 times in NFL history since they merged with the AFL. The last time it happened, before this Friday, was in 2016 when the Tennessee Titans traded the number one pick to the Rams, for what later became Derrick Henry and Jonnu Smith. At the same time, the Rams picked QB Jared Goff
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