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Baltimore gave up on Priest because Priest was coming off of a serious neck injury. Priest did put up some great seasons here in KC, and then his neck finally did him in.
As for SD trading Brees, keep in mind that Brees’s shoulder was destroyed. There was legit concern he may not play football again, depending on how surgery and recovery went. San Diego coming off a bad year, had a chance to draft a new franchise QB and New Orleans rolled the dice on Brees. New Orleans certainly got the better deal, but not by terribly much and not without some good luck on their side. Brees’s surgery couldve easily went sideways