One of the hottest topics in the Cincinnati sports scene right now is the play of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, as the third-year man out of TCU actually looks like he’s regressed in his play in what many view as a make-or-break year for him.
There’s the train of thought that he’s not improving because he’s had no one to challenge his for his job. One player who could put some heat on Dalton to perform well is the recently released Josh Freeman.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter is sitting on the market with no reported interest, and could certainly be had for a manageable price.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer pointed out a bit of information that likely means there will be no Freeman signing with the Bengals, at least not while Dalton is still on the team:
RT @GuStace: Bengals should take a shot on Freeman as a #2 >Dalton and Freeman have same agent, which is why I don’t think it happens
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) October 3, 2013
Agents don’t want their clients on the same NFL Team competing for playing time, or in this case, the right to play at all. By working a deal out to get Freeman to Cincinnati, he’s essentially setting one client up to fail while helping another one.
Then again, I wouldn’t exactly put anything past any agent.