5 Potential Free Agent Replacements for Marvin Jones

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Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches a pass from quarterback Andy Dalton (not pictured) for a touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches a pass from quarterback Andy Dalton (not pictured) for a touchdown in the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 8, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick (83) against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Rams 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick (83) against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Rams 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Brian Quick, Los Angeles Rams

If the Cincinnati Bengals want to go the affordable route and find a stopgap replacement for Marvin Jones (an incredibly unlikely strategy, I might add), Brian Quick would be the perfect player to nab in free agency.

Last offseason, several free agents signed one-year, prove-it deals and saw their market values drastically improve at the very least. Nick FairleyAhtyba RubinWalter Thurmond and Tyvon Branch all saw their value skyrocket, and at least two of the four could be in for big paydays in the upcoming months. Whether Quick, who was underutilized with the Rams, would be able to digest Cincinnati’s playbook and gel with its offense is a major question the team would have to answer, but if he could prove his worth, Quick would be an incredibly cost-efficient free agency addition.

Still quite raw, Quick hasn’t developed as rapidly as his name might suggest; his average speed leaves people wanting to see more, as well. Regardless, Cincinnati has done a great job developing its receivers. Taking a chance on Quick could pay off big if the Bengals’ coaching staff could help Quick blossom into the player many people thought he could become when he was selected with the 33rd pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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