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Bengals News (12/5): Cincinnati could find Andy Dalton’s replacement in the 2019 draft

The Bengals may be looking toward the future as Andy Dalton’s contract is coming to an end.

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Hobson's Choice: Issues And Answers
But I look at what a guy like rookie Baker Mayfield did against them and when Andy is in a groove and his weapons, that’s what he does. Look, there’s no question this team needs to be fixed, but I think quarterback is at the low end of that. They’ve got much bigger problems. At least they’ve got a guy that is the winningest quarterback in team history at the game’s most valuable position and at a price you can afford to build around him. If they trade him, what do you get and where are you starting from? If you trade up in the draft to get what you think is a Mahomes or Deshaun Watson and you’re wrong, see you in 2025.

Game Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Chargers
Carrying the burden of a four-game losing streak, the 5-7 Bengals look to rebound from last week’s 24-10 home loss to the Denver Broncos in a bid to stay within possible striking distance of a large group of contenders for the second of two AFC Wild Card spots. That group currently is led by the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens and followed closely by four 6-6 teams — the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Dolphins, the Tennessee Titans and the Broncos. With just four games left, the odds of catching and leapfrogging those teams are slim at best, but certainly any possible advance must start no later than Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers.

This Day in Bengals History: Dillon Eclipses a Legend on Starry Night at Riverfront
On his second carry of the night Bengals running back Corey Dillon goes over 700 yards for his rookie season to earn a $30,000 bonus. A total of 37 carries later Dillon sets a priceless record when he breaks Jim Brown’s single-game rookie rushing record with 246 shock-absorber yards, a feat magnified by Brown’s legend and the 40 years since he went for 237 against the Rams. The 6-1, 225-pound Dillon’s angry power runs complete with ferocious stiff arms have already made him a Riverfront Stadium favorite this season but now the crowd is chanting, “Co-re-ee, Co-re-ee,” throughout the second half of a 41-14 rout of the Tennessee Oilers, their one-year nickname as awkward as their eight-man front that backfires.

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals find Andy Dalton's replacement; Pats target Alabama TE in post-Gronk world
Andy Dalton's season is over and while his contract runs through 2020 the Bengals could use their current draft position to find his successor. The Raiders and Giants also target quarterbacks, though for different reasons; Derek Carr is just two years removed from finishing tied for third in the MVP voting but it's not clear if he's what Jon Gruden is looking for, while Eli Manning is 37 years old and is in the twilight of his career.

Next up for the Chargers: The banged-up Cincinnati Bengals
That’s changed with the reeling Cincinnati Bengals coming into the StubHub Center on Sunday losers of four consecutive games and will be without starting quarterback Andy Dalton and star wide receiver A.J. Green.

NFL 2018 Week 14: Bengals vs. Chargers preview, statistics, odds
The Cincinnati Bengals (5-7) and Los Angeles Chargers (9-3) enter their Week 14 matchup this Sunday after polar opposite Week 13 performances and starkly contrasting seasons. The Bengals, for all intents and purposes, are out of the playoff picture while the Chargers are one game back of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.

Andrew Whitworth reveals Bengals lowballed him in contract discussions
Whitworth ended up with the Rams in 2017 after the Bengals failed to retain him in free agency. And while speculation has hinted at the Bengals refusing to pay a 35-year-old tackle well on a three-year deal like the Rams did, we never had official confirmation.

NFL Week 14 odds: Bengals massive underdogs at Chargers
Per Odds Shark, the Andy Dalton-less Bengals are expected to lose by over two touchdowns against a red-hot Chargers team. This is the largest spread, coming in 1.5 points ahead of the Steelers, who are 13-point favorites over Oakland.

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