I've had this idea for a few years now, and this lull during the bye week has finally gotten me to post it. The idea is this: What about if salary cap became a trade-able commodity under the new CBA? As far as I know, all sports with a salary cap have a hard and fast cap, meaning it's the same for all teams, except with some sports with a weak or hybrid cap, like basketball and baseball, that just have luxury tax penalties for going over. So, what if you could trade a pick for cap space? Like a 5th rounder from one team to get 3 million in cap space in return? The reason I thought of this is that some teams like developing home-grown talent (Patriots, Steelers, Colts, others come to mind) and other teams tend towards signing free agents, which generally tend to cost more than rookies, and thus eat up more cap space (Washington, anyone?) Everyone would start with the same salary cap, but teams could trade it for players, for picks, etc. Even current cap space for future cap space, like 3 million of 2011 cap space for 3.5 million of 2012 cap space, etc. I was just thinking that this idea would give teams just a bit more flexibility in addressing their rosters. I was also thinking that this would give BB just one more way to fleece other poorly run teams, but that's my perspective as a Pats fan. Thoughts?? Reasons it wouldn't work??