Though it’s not included here, there are many who believe there is a deeper reason for the trade of Ringo.
This is how Wikipedia describes it: “For years it was said that following the 1963 season, Ringo showed up in Lombardi’s office, with an agent in tow, looking to negotiate a raise. Lombardi, according to this account, was so angered that he excused himself for five minutes only to return and announce that he had traded Ringo to the Eagles. Over the years it has been suggested that that story is more fiction than fact. In reality, Lombardi had probably been negotiating a trade for some time.”
Whether it’s fact or fiction, the trade was made and the rest is history.