3. Rashad Fenton, CB, Atlanta Falcons
Rashad Fenton was basically traded for Dean Marlowe a few months ago. The Atlanta Falcons shipped off Marlowe—who had recently blown a coverage on a hail mary against the Panthers—to Buffalo for a seventh-round pick and turned around and traded a seventh-round pick to Kansas City for Rashad Fenton.
It really was a no-lose situation, but somehow it still felt like the Falcons lost. Atlanta’s secondary, at the time, was struggling without A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward so they took a chance on Fenton. The coaches replaced the much-maligned Cornell Armstrong with him but pretty soon he became the more-maligned player.
They moved him onto the bench permanently which was the quick end to Fenton’s career in Atlanta. He will be a free agent and there is absolutely zero reason to bring him back.
And why does that trade now feel like a loss? Well, because we all watched Dean Marlowe—who took over for Damar Hamlin—make a nice interception in the playoffs on Sunday as the Bills’ starting safety.