I'd say that one way to undermine a QB's trade value is by benching him hours before the trade deadline, but that would assume the people running the Bengals even know that today is the trade deadline.
Andy Dalton, who threw for 329 yards and a touchdown without any turnovers against the Rams on Sunday, turns 32 years old today. Not the happiest of birthdays. If the Bengals are done with him, maybe they can do him a favor and trade him before today’s deadline.
Andy Dalton was and is an extremely nice and positive person, and I liked to watch him for the majority of my time as a Bengals fan. And although the Dalton era came to a surprising end today, I will say that I appreciated what he did for us. @andydalton14
Andy Dalton's time in Cincy is up, which is needed....But the timing of all this is ridiculous. You bench him now?? If they were done with him then they NEEDED to traded him in the off season. I'm fairly certain the Brown family circus isn't even aware there's a trade deadline...
Andy Dalton is all class on and off the field. He is a first-rate person who achieved some very good results (team and individual) on the field over the last 9 season. This is a results-based business, though, and his time was clearly up. Thanks, Andy.