Cole mentions that the rumored asking price for Lynch is a fourth-round pick and while Bill Belichick isn’t know to trade away valuable draft picks, the Patriots received a fourth-round pick for Laurence Maroney from Denver a couple of weeks ago. The Bills may feel that Lynch has more value than Maroney which could increase the asking price for Lynch.
The one thing that is undeniable is that the Patriots currently have limited options at running back and as of right now Lynch remains the best available option. So far this option remains purely speculative but things change quick in the NFL and an injury could force a numbers of teams to pursue a trade. Bills will likely use him a good amount this weekend to hopefully justify a higher asking price.