ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the San Diego Chargers are looking to trade Pro Bowl CB Antonio Cromartie to acquire a RB. LaDainian Tomlinson's career is all but over in San Diego and Darren Sproles is a pending Restricted Free Agent.
Tomlinson stated after the season had ended that he believes his career in San Diego is all but over and Sproles has stated that he is interested in testing the market but is also interested in returning to San Diego.
Mortensen also reports that Cromartie has fallen out of good graces with the Chargers organization, plus they have 2 other 1st round draft choices in Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason. Many individuals at Buffalo Rumblings feel that Lynch has falling out of favor with the Bills organization as well and we already have Fred Jackson spearheading our rushing attack.
Would a straight up Cromartie / Lynch trade work for the Bills or possible add a mid - late round draft pick? Cornerback is not a huge need for the Bills this offseason but McKelvin has struggled at times, McGee is aging and Florence is in the final year of his contract. Corner has proven very inconsistent after a some what promising rookie season and Lankster is just depth in case of injuries.
This trade could be a win / win situation for both teams if the two sides could come to an agreement. The Bills will be getting a quality starting cornerback with experience in the 3-4 man coverage schemes and will be able to dump a troubled Lynch in the process. The Chargers will be able to dump a cornerback that they feel they do not need and will receive a Pro Bowl caliber running back that is from the Oakland, CA area. I think the Chargers stable OL could really do wonders for Lynch's game and a change of scenery for Cromartie could make all the difference for him; plus he would be reunited with former teammate Drayton Florence.
If the Bills feel Jackson can consistently put up numbers like he has the past 1 1/2yrs and plan to look for more of a complimentary back in the draft, is this trade worth a shot?