Bengals trade proposal
You might not have seen it yet, but the Bengals and A.J. Green have to part ways soon. Despite being a great pro for a long time and dealing with a lot of terrible management and coaching, A.J. Green is fed up.
At this point, it isn’t even reading between the lines he visibly doesn’t want to be there anymore.
And that isn’t the end of it. If you really need proof, you can go on Twitter and search “A.J. Green just trade me” or check this video out where you can see him talking to someone on the bench and it definitely looks like he is saying “if they aren’t going to throw it to me, then just trade me.” to whoever he is talking to.
I don’t know how much A.J. Green has left in the tank and five games into the season, he only has 14 catches for 119 yards.
The reasons for the Bengals to trade one of their best players is obvious, but it might be harder for Titans fans to understand why they should trade for a 32-year old receiver who isn’t putting out great tape.
I will say that I think this could be a huge boom or bust move. A.J. Green isn’t bad at football, but he can’t be the focal point of an offense right now. The Bengals have an offensive line that is destroying their passing game and that is funneling a lot of the targets to running backs, slot receivers, and tight ends.
For the Titans, I imagine he would be used as a boundary receiver and it would give the Titans the options to play Corey Davis or A.J. Brown in the slot without losing a size advantage on the outside.
Both Brown and Davis are quietly exceptional in the slot and if that worked out well they could play around with more four-wide receiver sets for the first time in Titans history with Brown and Humphries on the inside and Green and Davis on the outside.
Let’s say the Titans make this move for their compensatory 3rd round pick, before you say that is too much remember these two things. First, the alternative is to try to use Cam Batson or Kalif Raymond in that spot. Secondly, if he does well then it increases your chances of landing a compensatory pick in 2022.