Before the Herschel Walker trade or the Ricky Williams draft heist, there was the Ollie Matson megadeal.
The Hall of Fame running back, who passed away over the weekend, was once traded to the Chicago Cardinals in exchange for nine Los Angeles Rams. The Pro Football Hall of Fame posted the telegram that included the trade details, and we thought it was so cool we should pass it along.
Matson also won two medals in the 1952 Olympics and had his career interrupted early by military service before finishing a 14-year run in the NFL. Now that’s a career.