AFC North division round-up: Baltimore Ravens have undefeated October
October record: 0-4
The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock…
If the season ended today, the Bengals would own the rights to the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This gives them the ability to decide which quarterback they will want to roll with moving forward in the Zac Taylor era. Will it be Alabama’s Tua Tagovialoa, or maybe LSU’s Joe Borrow? Could the team forgo a quarterback selection in favor of a BPA (best player available) selection in Ohio State’s Chase Young or Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy? These are the questions the team must be asking itself over the next couple of months.
At 0-8, Cincinnati’s season is effectively over. Forget about the AFC North, not just for 2019 but for the foreseeable future. Right now, the Cincinnati Bengals are a team without any sort of direction and a lot of tough decisions to make this offseason.
At the trade deadline, Cinci decided to sit on their hands and refused to move any of their players for precious draft capital. Rather than getting returns on players like A.J. Green, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, and others they instead opted to keep them despite their dreadful season. It was an assinine decision that they will regret down the road.
The stubbornness of the front office has been the ultimate undoing of the team. The Bengals were supposed to contend for Super Bowls with their talent and youth. Instead, they’re right back to being the laughing stock of the league. Typical…