Bengals On Possibility Of Trading No. 1 Pick

The Bengals, according to one report, will not trade the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, regardless of what they’re offered. Even though all signs continue to point to LSU’s Joe Burrow, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin says no decision has been made with regard to who they’ll pick, or whether they’d be willing to trade down. 

I don’t know that any decision has been made for what we’re going to do in April,” Tobin told the team website. “We’re early in the process. We certainly haven’t had any meetings to determine that at this point. Those will be meetings we’ll have as we go through the process.”

Burrow might not be the best overall talent in this year’s class (that designation has been widely bestowed on Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young), but he is viewed as the very best quarterback in this year’s crop and the Bengals’ need for a signal caller is glaring. It would be a shock to see the Bengals take anyone other than Burrow, or sacrifice their chance at the LSU star, but Tobin is playing it cool.

We’ll have a lot of opportunity to get to know him through the process,” Tobin told “We feel very comfortable by the time we have to make a decision in the draft on him and the other players as well.”

If the Bengals keep their minds and phone lines open, they may find the Panthers among several interested trading partners.

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16 comments on “Bengals On Possibility Of Trading No. 1 Pick

    • Johhos

      Can you imagine the “Draft Day” frenzy it would cause if they went for Young and signed Bridgewater.? DC and Detroit phones would be ringing off the hook…

  1. Conman

    As a bengal, Carson through for over 20,000 yds and 130+ TDs. So yeah that’s a decent starting point.

    • JJB0811

      He retired rather than play for them. That’s a more bold of a statement.

      His statement at the time: Bengals president Mike Brown turned down Palmer’s request the next day. News reports said that Palmer was prepared to retire if necessary. WCPO-TV reported that a friend of Palmer quoted him as saying, “I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again. I have $80 million in the bank.”

      • KCChiefs3485

        Your statement is incomplete…..Palmer also reportedly said: “I don’t have to play football for money. I’ll play it for the love of the game, but that would have to be elsewhere.” Palmer’s agent said, “Because of the lack of success that Carson and the Bengals have experienced together, Carson strongly feels that a separation between him and the Bengals would be in the best interest of both parties.”

  2. playicy

    I see burrow going to the bengals and letting dalton walk in free agency! It’s 100% happening to me

    • jjabrony

      It would be a shame to let Dalton go without trying to get something for him from a team that needs an experienced QB.

      • wordonthestreet

        I do not think you can get much for him but something is better than nothing so you are right.

  3. BigRedsFan41017

    Bengals want Burrows and Burrows girlfriend is from nearby Mason, Ohio

  4. ekrog

    Bengals fans contain your excitement. The QB change this year is the same as the coach change last year. It doesn’t matter if the Bengals brought in Joe Montana in his prime, they will not win as long as Mike Brown has ANY involvement with that team.

    • fieldsj2

      As a lifelong Bengals fan you are 100% correct. He’s all about business and not football. I don’t see anything changing as long as the Brown family owns this team. Burrow is going to be great for business, so don’t expect anything else.

    • Joeyjoejoe

      Yeah that ship is going to take a lot of time to correct. I think that the coach and the QB could be the right picks but it’s going to take a few more seasons to put other pieces into place and to let them mature together. Look out 2023!

  5. davidkaner

    If it does go Burrow then Young, Detroit phone will be ringing off the hook but Quinn doesn’t know how to pull off a huge draft day trade….or does he?

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