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Bengals refute report that they won’t trade No. 1 pick

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It has been deemed a foregone conclusion that the Cincinnati Bengals will use the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to take a future franchise quarterback. However, it appears they are now doing what they can to downplay the notion that they are not exploring all options that are on the table.

Recent reports suggested that they do not have any plans to trade the top pick. Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin has since refuted the report, via the team’s official website:

“I don’t know that any decision has been made for what we’re going to do in April,” Tobin told Bengals.com. “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.”

Cincinnati’s attempts to play coy are certainly understandable considering it is still early in the draft processing they are still doing their due diligence. As a result, it is safe to say that they will try and keep their plans under wraps until draft day rolls around.

The Bengals have already denied the prospect of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow being a lock likely out of respect for quarterback Andy Dalton, who is still under contract heading into the offseason. As a result, it seems they are floating the idea that they are open to shopping their pick in order to see what kind of price tag it could fetch.

Regardless, all signs will continue to point to Burrow being under center for them in the 2020 NFL season.

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