Bengals founder Paul Brown was one of the first great Ohio quarterbacks of all time.
Brown has to be the father of all Ohio quarterbacks. Starting when he threw five touchdown passes out of the single wing and rushed for another as a senior for the orange-and-black clad 1925 Massillon High School Tigers. The Massillon Evening Independent described him as a "cool, heady (player)," and "not the least bit inclined to get flustered and the type of (performer) who never shoot their passes until they see a man out in the open."
The Bengals 2020 Pre-Draft Party Presented by Bose is expanding to Dayton and Lexington
Featured guests include Bengals Legends Anthony Muñoz and Boomer Esiason, as well as Bengals defensive end and Cincinnati's own #94 Sam Hubbard. Zac Taylor, Duke Tobin, Dave Lapham, Dan Hoard and Bengals superfans will all be featured by party host and team reporter Marisa Contipelli.
Report: 2020 NFL Draft Mock Test Suffered Technical Glitch on Bengals' 1st Pick
Peter King of NBC Sports reported some specifics, including that Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce the first-round picks from his home. Front-office personnel will connect through a Microsoft Teams private and encrypted draft channel, while 58 draft prospects will have in-home cameras.
NFL Draft rumors, quarantine life for players: Peter King
1. CINCINNATI. So there’s little chance the Bengals will trade out of this pick. LSU’s Joe Burrow makes too much sense for the long-term best interests of the franchise. But Cincinnati trading out of the top spot is not unprecedented for the Brown family. After Steve Young signed with the USFL’s L.A. Express in March 1984, they Bengals dealt the top overall pick to New England. The Pats dealt first, first, fifth and 10th-round picks (that’s how long ago it was; there were 12 rounds in ’84) to be able to snag wideout Irving Fryar first overall. The Bengals got shafted, essentially; they picked a pretty good guard (Brian Blados) and got nothing else of substance out of the deal. But the Bengals never would have made the trade had Young been there for them. With Burrow, an Ohioan, on the board, the Bengals should probably sit and take him.
Bengals draft strategy: WR is the most interesting fit, but who and when?
In this 10-part series, Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison take a deep dive into the Bengals’ draft strategy by taking stock of each position and addressing where need meets fit. We analyze the current roster, trends, analytics, sleepers, bold moves and opinions from our draft gurus Dane Brugler and Joe Goodberry.
Andy Dalton on the move? One team is reportedly interested in the Bengals QB, but only at the right price
Andy Dalton has been on the trade block for the entire offseason, but so far, the Bengals haven't been able to find any takers for their veteran quarterback. Basically, there doesn't seem to be much of a market for Dalton right now, and if there ever was a market for him, it seems to have already dried up.
Should Bengals follow Patriots, redesign jerseys with color rush?
And we’ve often wondered if the team should draw serious inspiration from its excellent “Color Rush” package, which features a more basic design and loses the blocky number shadows — all while keeping the same classic, can’t-miss helmet:
Bengals safety Bates shares story on why supporting single moms is important to him
He has been always been close with her, and the fact she raised him and his siblings as a single parent is why the Bengals safety continues to share his story of why supporting single mothers and their sons is important to him.
Around the league
Tom Brady asked to leave closed Tampa park
"I got to tell you this story, too. I always tell people, 'Now I'm not one to gossip so you didn't hear this from me,'" Castor said to Kriseman, via the Tampa Bay Times. "But, you know, our parks are closed down and so a lot of our parks staff, they patrol around just to make sure people aren't doing contact sports and things and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks. And she went over to tell him that it was closed and it was Tom Brady."
NFL draft buzz: Redskins receiving calls on No. 2 pick
The first pick is all but guaranteed to be LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, and most everyone believes Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will go to Washington at No. 2, so this development piques interest. They seem like the two no-brainer selections in a draft filled with premier talent. With Cincinnati's need for a new franchise quarterback and with Young existing as the best player in college football who didn't win the Heisman Trophy, these two shouldn't take much brain power.
49ers could move first-round picks, WR Goodwin
However, Lynch didn't rule out holding on to the 13th pick and making a selection, noting that there are scenarios where the team will be "real convicted" to draft a player should a "foundational"-type of talent be available.
Broncos considering moving up in draft to take WR
"Keep an eye on the Cleveland Browns at 10. We know they're open to moving back. Analytically, this is something that they've done when Andrew Berry was with the Browns the first time. Paul DePodesta has done it plenty in his past," Rapoport said on NFL Total Access Draft Preview. "If the Broncos want to beat the cavalry there, maybe get Jerry Jeudy, the top receiver on not all teams' boards but a lot of teams' boards. They might have to get to 10, the Broncos are definitely a team to watch."
Yannick Ngakoue feuds with Tony Khan on Twitter
Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has made it clear he wants out of Jacksonville, but his only path to another team will be via trade after the team franchise tagged him earlier this offseason. Things have gone quiet on that front, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, who reported the Jaguars have had trade talks, but no offers.
In surprising move, Jaguars release WR Marqise Lee
On the same day in which Rapoport reported Jacksonville has been in trade talks centering around running back Leonard Fournette and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the Jaguars have received no offers for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, the team is now set to part with Lee, who's played all five of his NFL season in Duval after he was drafted in the second round in 2014.
Bud Light offers fans chance to boo Roger Goodell
Instead of one central location, the draft will be conducted virtually from remote locations all across the United States. That means there won't be fans in attendance to cheer the picks -- and boo the commissioner. For the first time, Roger Goodell will announce the commencement of the NFL draft from the comfort of his home, where the choruses of boos can't rain down on him.