The Cincinnati Bengals will need to be wise in the timing of an Andy Dalton trade in order to maximize their return.
At this point, it’s no secret the Cincinnati Bengals will likely decide to deal Andy Dalton in the coming months. With Joe Burrow on the horizon to lead the franchise moving forward, both Dalton and the Bengals are likely open to parting ways.
For Dalton, he gets another chance to start and reach the postseason success he never found in stripes. For the organization, they get to clear cap space and make way for a new era of football in the Queen City.
However, this year, a number of high caliber quarterbacks will potentially switch teams. This fact will make it difficult for the front office to find the return on Dalton they’re looking for.
The group of potential signal-callers set to hit the open market includes Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Dak Prescott, Teddy Bridgewater, and Jameis Winston. Quarterback needy teams will surely opt to sign one of these big names rather than coughing up draft capital or players to acquire the services of the Red Rifle.
This makes the timing of a potential transaction key for the Bengals to get the most out of Dalton. Here are the three best times to trade the former TCU standout.