Miami Dolphins have a bad history with wide-receiver trades since 2004

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry /
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CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 16: Brandon Marshall
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 16: Brandon Marshall /

2012 – Brandon Marshall to Chicago – 2 3rd round picks in 12 and 13 – Olivier Vernon BJ Cunningham, Will Davis and Dion Sims (traded both 3rd round picks obtained in deal for other picks in 2012 and 2013 drafts.

After two seasons of “diva” attitude and an inability to get along with other players, especially quarterback Chad Henne, the Dolphins had enough. On the eve of free agency in 2012, the Dolphins traded the talented wide-out to the Bears for two third round draft picks. It was a surprise to fans and the media.

Despite two back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons with the Dolphins, Marshall’s attitude on and off the field were too much. Jeff Ireland saw an opportunity to move on from Marshall and give his new head coach, Joe Philbin, an opportunity to get better and dump a big salary.

Miami would move the two 3rd round picks around the draft making trades with other teams to move up and down the draft board eventually drafting Olivier Vernon in round 3 of the 2012 draft and B.J. Cunningham in round six, then in 2013 after moving the picks around they drafted Will Davis and Dion Sims.

None of the players from that trade are still with the Dolphins. Vernon would take a big free agent contract with the Giants after his rookie contract ended.