I've thrown this out there in a couple of threads after the Choice for Cromartie rumors, but now that it's being reported that he's available, I figured it deserves its own thread. ESPN - Chargers shopping Cromartie for RB One possibility is Maroney for Cromartie. Both in the last year of their rookie deals and both could benefit from a change of scenery. Chargers looking for a RB with LT likely gone, and Cromartie could be a replacement for Bodden if someone offers him a lucrative deal in free agency. I've always been a Maroney supporter, but if we could get Cromartie, who I think would flourish in NE under Belichick, I would pull the trigger. He's a great talent and a great cover corner who can play press coverage. Big at 6'2" but still very fast and quick. Not a great tackler. Had a great 2007, struggled through hip injury in 2008, had a pretty solid bounce back year in 2009. Has been victimized by Charger Nation after the non-tackle of Shonn Greene. Maroney did have great success against them in 07-08 playoffs, just like Cromartie had great success in shutting down Moss and picking off a Brady pass in the end zone in 07-08 playoffs. Another possibility could be trading a draft pick for him. I was thinking a 3rd rounder, but we traded ours to Oakland. I don't think I'd give up a 2nd rounder for him seeing that he only has one year left on his deal and will likely command a decent amount of cash to be re-signed after 2010. My thought is to get it done if Cromartie can be had for Maroney. I'm ready to move on from Maroney. To get a RB of Maroney's caliber is much easier than to get a CB of Cromartie's caliber. It's almost similar to the Champ Bailey for Clinton Portis trade. RB's are a dime a dozen. Champ Bailey's don't grow on trees. Cromartie has the ball skills that BB loves in a defensive back (and the ball skills that Wilhite doesn't currently have ). I think he would flourish on the Pats under BB. If Bodden is not retained, Cromartie would be a pretty damn good replacement at a great price (due $1.225 million in 2010). It's not a high risk deal, seeing that many have called for a change at RB and Cromartie is only signed for one year. If he comes in and excels, you can extend him. If he performs poorly, you can let him walk. I personally can't see the Pats paying Bodden top dollar, so I would love to see them make a trade like this. Cromartie, Butler, Springs, Wilhite, Wheatley is a pretty solid group IMO. Your thoughts? Would the Pats be interested? Would you be interested? What would you give up to get him if you are interested? What are the reasons you aren't interested? Any other suggested trade offers?