Recent history of Patriots' shocking moves
The Patriots sent shockwaves through New England when they traded away their six-time Pro-Bowler and five-five All-Pro left guard Logan Mankins on Tuesday. Mankins, a former 1st round pick, had been with the team for his entire career since 2005, protecting Tom Brady along the way. Mankins epitomized toughness, often times drawing praise from head coach Bill Belichick and the rest of Mankins' teammates.
But maybe Patriots fans shouldn't be that surprised of the trade. After all, this isn't the first move the team has made seemingly out of nowhere. Let's go back in time . . .