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Will the Cincinnati Bengals try to trade Andy Dalton this offseason?

Andy Dalton, Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been with the team for his entire eight-year career and has had four playoff appearances with the team. Now that the organization has finally moved on from long time head coach Marvin Lewis, the team has turned to Zac Taylor to turn things around.

Taylor most recently acted as the Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach, but now gets his chance to have his own team for the first time.

Taylor was seen in the Bengals’ locker room praising Andy Dalton as they met for the first time since Taylor was named the teams head coach. He told Dalton that he has been watching him since he was at TCU and cant wait to get started.

After all that, it’s highly unlikely that the team parts ways with Dalton, but nothing is impossible.

The Bengals could choose to move on from Dalton, but it would be a huge step backward for a team that has already struggled in recent years. Dalton has a great connection with all the weapons he has at his disposal on the offense, including A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and Tyler Eifert. It would not be a wise decision for the organization to completely move on from Dalton, although searching for a reliable backup in the draft or free agency could bode well for the Bengals.

The idea of trading Dalton would suggest that they will do so in the draft, but considering Cincinnati possesses the No. 11 overall pick, they have a good chance of picking from a lot of talent. Trading up in the draft is a possibility for the Bengals, in which they could involve Dalton and target a team in need of a quarterback like the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While it seems unlikely, a scenario of trading Dalton is not completely outlandish and with the addition of Zac Taylor, more changes could come. Dalton remains the team’s current best option at the quarterback position and his veteran presence is likely what would keep the team’s offensive cohesion intact.

At this point in time, it is unlikely that the Bengals will look to move their starting quarterback in the offseason.