Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton to New England Patriots Trade Scenarios
This trade package is a little less complicated and presents fewer risks for both franchises.
Historically, a quarterback of Dalton’s caliber at this stage in their career fetches anywhere between a 4th and 6th round pick. However, this isn’t a typical situation.
The Patriots, in this scenario, are trying to keep the dynasty alive. Brady, the man who won them 6 Superbowls, is now absent. Belichick is eager to prove he can win in any circumstance, even without his hall-of-fame quarterback. They’ll be willing to “overpay”.
On the Bengals side, it may not seem like a huge deal to get an extra third-rounder. However, in this draft class, it is. This year’s prospect pool offers a ton of potential and depth at luxury positions that the Bengals don’t necessarily have to address. Getting this extra draft capital allows them to pick a player at wide receiver or tight end while also filling needs in major weaknesses, linebacker and offensive line.
If the Bengals can have a third-round where they pick up a quality linebacker (Evan Weaver, Malik Harrison, etc) and can draft a wide receiver (Denzel Mims, K.J. Hill, Van Jefferson) to give Burrow even more firepower, they should do it.
Draft Pick Trade Value Chart Breakdown:
CIN receives: 155 points
NE receives: 0 points
Overall: CIN +155