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Report: Dolphins to pursue trade with Bengals for No. 1 pick in 2020 NFL Draft

The Miami Dolphins are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, and they may be willing to swing for the fences to get the best one available in the 2020 NFL Draft.

According to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald, the Dolphins will attempt to pry the No. 1 overall pick away from the Cincinnati Bengals in a trade.

Miami owns a hefty 14 picks in this year’s draft, including six picks in the top 70. In addition, the Dolphins own two first-round picks as well as two-second rounders in 2021.

So, clearly, if any team has the goods to make such a deal happen, it’s Miami.

Obviously, the Dolphins’ intention would be to take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is coming off of one of the best seasons in NCAA football history.

It should be noted that the Bengals need a signal-caller themselves, but there have been rumblings that Burrow would not exactly be thrilled to play for Cincinnati.

Whether or not those rumors (whether they are legitimate or not) would actually make the Bengals consider trading out of the top pick remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the Dolphins can offer Cincinnati a haul.

With Cincy having so many needs up and down the roster, the front office might at least consider dealing with Miami, especially considering that the Dolphins own the fifth overall pick and would almost certainly have to include that in any package for the No. 1 selection.

The Bengals could then potentially take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 and fill out the rest of the roster with the potential haul of picks that it would receiver from Miami.

Of course, that’s all conjecture at this point, but it’s certainly interesting to think about.