Structured Finance Analyst in BB vs Trading Analyst in a prop shop

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Rank: Chimp | 2

Hi guys,

I have an offer and an assessment centre lined up for a Structured Finance position at a top3 BB and a Trading Analyst position in a top5 prop shop. Unfortunately, the offer deadline is before the superday.
My questions are:
1, How common is the transition from SF to trading? If I accept the offer and want to switch later on, will it decrease my chances?
2, Let's say I switch after a year. On the long term (4-5 years), in terms of exit opps, will that year in SF matter or should I rather consider taking risks here and decline the offer?
3, If I let the trading firm know about the case, is it possible that I can negotiate with them to offer me a position for next year?

any help is much appreciated!