Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
There is some good logic here, but the actual problem is that the NFL is not a trading league. There is not a consistent flow of willing buyers for a team's pretty good players.
Edit: Here are the off-season trades do far
The Broncos traded Cutler and get Orton, two first rounders and a third.
Brandon Marshall and Vontae Davis weren't too bad trade scenarios (if Cushing plays well, he should garner better.)
The Harvin and Alex Smith trades don't look too bad either.
Cushing, at or near his top form, should give pretty good value.
If he doesn't play well then his contract demand shouldn't be too high (I hope.)