With free agency set to begin in a few days, we mock how the Cincinnati Bengals front office could attack the market if they decide to get aggressive.
Could this be the year the Cincinnati Bengals attack free agency in a way that they haven’t in the past? Long time fans may be skeptical, but with Zac Taylor now at the helm and the team website seeming to indicate they’re readying to make moves, this could be the turning point.
Last year’s 2-14 season, where some Sundays it seemed empty seats outnumbered the filled ones, was a wake-up call and undoubtedly spoke volumes to Bengals ownership. Thankfully, the front office has the ammunition to turn things around quickly.
On the heels of Cordy Glenn’s release, the team currently wields just under $54 million in cap space. They have the ability to increase their spending power to around $79 million by finding a trade partner for Andy Dalton and parting ways with long time corner Dre Kirkpatrick. For the sake of this article, we’ll assume they make both moves.
With a new era of football presumably coming to the Queen City, the Bengals would be wise to fill as many holes as possible before they arrive in Las Vegas for the draft in April. Here’s how the free agency period could play out.
Over The Cap’s salary cap calculator was used to get exact numbers.