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Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton to New England Patriots Trade Scenarios

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts with Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals following a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts with Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals following a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against John Simon #55 of the New England Patriots during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against John Simon #55 of the New England Patriots during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /

This trade is the safest route for the Cincinnati Bengals.

On the surface, it may seem unnecessary for the team to acquire another defensive end in John Simon. Carlos Dunlap and Sam Hubbard lock down the starting spots extremely well, while Carl Lawson comes in and generates pass rush at an incredible rate.

Still, teams can always use more players along the defensive line to get after the quarterback. Adding Simon gives Cincinnati four high quality, high motor guys at one of the most important positions. It will allow defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo to add diversity to the looks he presents upfront, causing him to hit home more often. That extra pressure could get the defense humming, masking deficiencies in other areas and creating many more turnovers.

In addition, they’ll grab a 6th round pick to either find a diamond in the rough or pick up a quality special team player.

From the Patriots perspective, Simon will be difficult to lose. Still, rookie Chase Winovich played great last season in his respective role. This will pave the way for him to seize the starting spot and build on his first year, which included 7 sacks. Overall, moving on from former Buckeye John Simon would be worth acquiring Dalton for them.

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Draft Pick Trade Value Chart Breakdown:

CIN receives: 21.4 points

NE receives: 0 points

Overall: CIN +21.4

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