The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the more interesting teams to watch at the upcoming NFL trade deadline.
Those Bengals usually stand still at the deadline, opting to preserve their draft assets and not, paraphrasing their words, sacrifice contending in future years for a better chance at doing so in the present.
But with all the out-of-character stuff the Bengals have done lately, becoming buyers at the trade deadline wouldn’t exactly be a surprise, either.
Due to big issues at positions like running back, tight end and pass rush, we’ve even argued this is the year for the Bengals to break the mold and become buyers.
Debate is a good word, though, as Bengals fans seem split on the idea as the deadline approaches.
I feel the opposite of most Bengals fans about a prospective trade.
If I'm looking at RB it's for explosion (Rashad Penny)
— mike (@bengals_sans) October 23, 2023
I’m not expecting for Bengals to make any trades before the deadline
So I hope Irv Smith just silences everyone including me and balls out these next 11 games pic.twitter.com/L2pCsRjEZu
— Chaston Scott (@CinCity808) October 24, 2023
A.) Bengals receive:
Terrace Marshall + Hayden Hurst + Panthers' 2025 6th round pick
B.) Panthers receive:
Bengals' 2024 5th round pick https://t.co/M95ReNCWD6
— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) October 19, 2023
I see so many tweets about players the Bengals should trade for. This team doesn't look like a SB contender. Hell they don't even look like a playoff contender right now. I wouldn't be trading draft capital for a rental.
— DarthNoobSaibot (@DarthNoobSaibot) October 24, 2023
Eagles add an all-pro safety for a bag of chips and we're wondering if the Bengals will trade for a backup RB they let get away in free agency. Smells like October.
— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) October 23, 2023
If the #Bengals stay course and don’t make any trades this year (because that’s just not what they do) they will miss the playoffs. Burrow only trusts one player to throw to and the coordinators only trust one RB, who is struggling. Get out of your own way!
— Scott Tyler (@hebhammer) October 23, 2023
— Larry Simpson (@larryrulez) October 24, 2023
— Johnny Bengal 🐅 (@JohnnyNIX88) October 16, 2023
You gotta wonder if the #Bengals are going to look at adding a tight end via trade.
Irv Smith Jr. has been a massive disappointment so far and eventually they’re going to need some sort production from the position.
— Kyle Smith (@Kyle_Smith1087) October 15, 2023
I really dont see the Bengals making a move at the trade deadline im sorry.
They just dont.
— Costa (@CincyPlzWin) October 23, 2023
If the Bills were bad (which they are the opposite of), Dawson Knox would be the perfect kind of trade target for the Bengals.
Tyler Higbee is another one that comes to mind (also not happening).
— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) October 20, 2023
1 – The Bengals virtually never make in-season trades.
2 – Hunter Henry’s contract is gross.
— Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrison) October 20, 2023
Me looking at likely trade scenarios for my Bengals… pic.twitter.com/dMD2mE7GA7
— Aurileus FC ⭐️⭐️ (@AurileusFC) October 23, 2023
The Bengals need to trade for a TE and they could also use Derrick Henry
— Glenny Ice (@glahnshire) October 24, 2023
I have so many wishes for who I want the bengals to trade for but I know they won’t make any moves.
— G. Joslyn (@GJoslyn91) October 24, 2023
Can we not talk about hypothetical moves we think the Bengals should make before the trade deadline when we know they won’t? Zac always says “We’re confident in the group of guys we’ve got.” & that’s fine but let’s just stop playing w/my emotions… please & thank you 😊
— Ryan Martin (@WhoDeyRyan) October 24, 2023
Teams that are serious about a SB run make trades – why are the Bengals so ignorant to this issue – no trade equals a bungles move !
— George Hiotis (@Hiotis4Life) October 24, 2023
@Bengals The Bengals should trade for this man and get rid if Joe Mixon. They have done it at the end of the year! We got rid of Perine when they knew he was better Mixon 3.6ypc, Perine 5.4 ypc, ok now Henry is far better and a much needed UPGRADE at over 5.5 ypc. pic.twitter.com/Vxx8zOk5kW
— Charles Williams Jr (@Charles45232728) October 24, 2023