The Bengals reportedly turned down an offseason trade that would have sent them a second-round pick in exchange for quarterback A.J. McCarron.
MMQB’s Albert Breer writes:
“I’d be surprised if they move AJ McCarron for anything short of a blow-em-away deal. Cincinnati could have had a second-round pick for him this offseason, and chose to keep him, with the logic being if they deal him, they’ll have to spend a pick to replace him. And if they just keep him and let him walk in 2018, they’ll get a comp pick back anyway.”
Trade rumors were sparked this week by a Denver radio station (104.3 The Fan) host who said the Broncos were “aggressively” pursuing a deal for the Cincinnati backup.
Denver GM John Elway quickly dismissed the notion the team had any interest in a trade.
The Broncos are currently entertaining a quarterback competition between Trevor Siemian and 2017 pick Paxton Lynch.
McCarron, himself isn’t too concerned.
“Unless I hear it from my agent, we just don’t pay attention to it,” the former Alabama star said Wednesday. “That’s what I pay him for.”