First lets look at Cassel's trade value. Here are what some are saying:
It would have to be multiple choices and very high choices to get Cassel," ESPN analyst and former Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese said. "Two first-rounders, or a one and a two and a three ... It'll be something very, very expensive."
"Whatever the Giants gave up for Eli has to be the market," Lombardi said. "It's got to be a first-rounder, and not the 22nd or 24th pick in the draft. It has to be a substantial one and one that keeps on giving."
Here are some trade ideas I have thought about. Tell me what you think:
Lions - 1 and 33 for Cassel or 20 and 33.
Rams - 2 and 34
Chiefs - 3 and 35
49ers - 10 and 43
Bears - 18 and 49
Bucs - 19 and 50
Vikings - 22, 54, and 86
Are these trade ideas crazy? I don't think so in my opinion. We are giving a team a proven franchise QB in his prime and that is easily worth 2 first day selections. I think Cassel is already a top 12 NFL QB. A team like the Vikings could win the Super Bowl if they made this move. That is easily worth their first 3 picks. Are they really going to find anyone in FA or in the draft who is going to make them that much better at QB? There are only 2 good QBs in the draft and Sanchez has very little experience with only 15 career starts.
I think the odds of the Pats dealing with the top 3 teams is low because I don't see the Pats wanting to pay an unproven rookie huge money. Last yr we heard this as well and the Pats were trying very hard to move down and eventually did to 10. I think the 49ers and Vikings are def possibilites here. Both teams have gaping holes at QB. The Bears never seem to draft a QB which is ridiculous and they never sign anyone either. The Bears last yr could have picked Joe Flacco. Imagine how much better they would have been with him? They didn't even take a flier on a Henne or a Brohm. This team is not managed well. I bet that idiot Gm they have will go into next yr with the horrible Orton-Grossman rotation again and they will miss the playoffs again. The Bucs I didn't think would trade for a QB with Gruden there but now that hes fired they def need a QB unless they think Garcia dinking and dunking will lead them to the promised land. They have no future QB on their roster either.
I really want to deal with the 49ers here and then take whoever is left over out of Everette Brown, Brian Orakpo, and Aaron Maybin. This team needs an elite edge rusher opposie Adalius Thomas next yr. Vrabel can start again and groom this kid to be the next big LB here. I also think at 10 we would look at these guys if they were there as well: CB Malcolm Jenkins, ILB Rey Mauluga, or OT Jason Smith.