Definitely a possibility. The Pats love banking picks for next year, and most other teams tend to mortgage the future for the present, so that's always an option. Same thing with KC and #34 and next year's 1st. In another thread I listed 5 possible trade options for Cassel that I can see at this time (your scenario is a variation of #4): 1. "The big cahuna": Trade Cassel and #23 to KC for #3 and #34. 2. "The straight up": Trade Cassel to SF for #10, or to Washington for #13. Unlikely, but Washington has been mentioned as a potential partner, and they spend big if they want something. SF would be logical, but from what they're saying right now they won't be players. 3. "The conditional": Trade Cassel to TB or Detroit for #19 or #20 plus a 2010 conditional pick (minimal 3rd round, conditional to 2nd on performance and 1st on extremely good results such as playoffs for Detroit or SB for TB). 4. "The future": Trade Cassel to Detroit or KC for #33 or #34 plus a 2010 conditional (minimal 2nd round, 1st if certain performance measurables are met). Probably the most likely scenario, since teams are willing to mortgage their future for the present. 5. "The mega trade": Trade Cassel to Carolina for Julius Peppers, with some minor compensation on either side to make it work out. With Chicago and Minnesota likely out of the running, these are the main options I can see at this time. Unless the Jets want to give us their 1st round pick in each of the next 10 years. Otherwise we sign Cassel and keep him.