Caller: "Um, hello _____! This is Bruce Allen and I also have Coach Jay Gruden with me on this call. I'll get straight to my point on why I'm calling you today. As everyone knows, we're in a heck of a situation with our QB position in 2019 & perhaps 2020 as well. We have some tough decisions to make, and even tougher moves to make with cap space beforehand. However, we think you will be interested in a win-win situation for both of our teams... and I want to make you an offer that you can't refuse.
You: "Besides being genuinely disturbed, I'm actually intrigued and you have my complete attention. Please continue...."
Caller: "The Redskins will offer the Bengals a 3rd round pick in 2019 AND a 2nd round draft pick in 2020 for Dalton's contract. What do you say?"
You: "This sounds interesting. How about the Skins throw in a starting-caliber player in with the offer as a sweetner?"
Caller: "I'm not adverse to it, but in lieu of that part not being acceptable to Dan (Snyder), how does a personally signed copy of Joe Gibbs' book Game Plan For Life sound instead?"