San Diego Chargers: The Effects Of Trading Antonio Cromartie

February 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While it is not entirely unexpected that the San Diego Chargers are shopping athletic cornerback Antonio Cromartie, it does throw an interesting wrinkle into the team’s overall outlook this offseason.
The potential suitors and what player they may land has been discussed frequently since the team made it known that Cromartie was being used as trade fodder, primarily to try and land a running back.  What hasn’t seen as much attention is how it could reshape team needs.
Assuming San Diego can secure a starting running back via trade, it now becomes highly unlikely San Diego would seek anything more than later mid-round insurance at running back when the draft rolls around.
Possible names would be highly dependent on the type of back landed in trade.  Assuming the body type/running style of a Tashard Choice or Deangelo Williams is landed, the team could either opt for a very large short yardage specialist, or allow Sproles to walk for a draft pick and get a return-man...

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