Mangini Trades Edwards To Jets - Step One Complete

Mark GoodmanContributor IOctober 6, 2009

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

EDIT - One day after posting my trade dreams, Edwards is gone.  In return, the Browns received Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik and rumored 3rd and 5th Round Picks.

My latest and greatest conspiracy theory trade wishes for the Browns.

Jamal Lewis is hurting, James Davis is out for the season, and Jerome Harrison is a stop-gap running back that won't fill the void for long.  Don't get me wrong, I like Harrison coming off the bench to throw a change of speed at opposing defenses.  However, he isn't the type of back that the Browns' O-Line was designed to block for.

Here is my list of wishful thinking trades:

  1. Brady Quinn to Carolina for Jonathan Stewart - Quinn won't be winning his starting spot back anytime soon.  The Panthers are in desperate need for a QB not named Delhomme and the Browns are in dire need of a young power back, both players are back-ups and could flourish if given the chance.
  2. Braylon Edwards to Miami for Ted Ginn -This didn't come to fruition, but apparently I wasn't the only one thinking in this direction.  Link

If the Browns front office wants to get people excited about the team they need to make some moves, shake things up and do something.

After he dominates this season, I also think the Browns could do the unthinkable and trade Shaun Rogers.  He deserves to go to a Super Bowl contender and he is worth at least first and third round picks and maybe even a player.  Not to mention, he is starting to hit his mid-30s and it might pay off for the Browns to invest in a younger DT next season.

Where could Rogers go?

Tennessee - They aren't a bad team (at 0-4) but they have a huge hole where Albert Haynesworth once stood (and stomped) on the faces of opposing teams.

New England - They always have draft picks to spare and Rogers could share playing time with Wilfork.