It's unlikely NFL franchises are petty enough to make moves to spite each other.
But in this case, it'd be an intriguing move.
Brandon Lloyd is interested in becoming a member of the New England Patriots. Now it's a matter of if the Patriots have reciprocal interest.
The move makes sense.
New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was Lloyd's head coach in Denver and offensive coordinator in St. Louis.
McDaniels' stint in Denver was a contentious one.
The former head coach's style clashed with former quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Both were traded.
McDaniels also traded promising tight end Tony Scheffler to the Detroit Lions and running back Peyton Hillis to the Cleveland Browns.
In the 2010 draft, he traded the Broncos' second, third and fourth round picks to move up for controversial quarterback Tim Tebow. The move was met with a mix of cheers and scoffs.
That same year, McDaniels was accused of taping a San Francisco 49ers walkthrough. The scandal may have ultimately led to his dismissal one week later.
In all likelihood it wouldn't hurt McDaniels' feelings one bit, but "stealing" Lloyd away from the guy who traded much of Denver's future away for nothing is a start.
It'd be nice to stall the team that walloped Denver in the playoffs last season from getting better too, no matter who is on their coaching staff.