Bengals Rumors: 3 potential Jessie Bates trade packages

Jessie Bates, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Let’s start by saying this, there is no right or wrong answer here. Jessie Bates will either play for the Cincinnati Bengals next year under the tag, or he will force his way out and the Bengals will trade him. If he was going to get extended, the Bengals would have already made that happen.

As our front office continues to develop and adapt, fans have already noticed a significant change in how things are going for Cincinnati. Due to how well they have been running our favorite team as of recently, this Bates situation sticks out like a sore thumb. Every fan selfishly wants him to play in Cincinnati next season, but fans also need to accept that he deserves a long-term contract.

Cincinnati can probably persuade Bates to play on the tag this season; it would simply be too much money for him to pass up. If he plays on the tag, there is a good chance I’ll be writing another one of these articles when the season is over in 2023.

There is no possible way that Cincinnati lets him walk in free agency; I will repeat those words until I sound insane.

Let’s look at some possible trades the Bengals could get done before the start of training camp.