Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SmittyBacall

Free Agency Prediction

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Alright guys, tomorrow is the day of reckoning. Rumours out of Cincinnati call for some uncharacteristic spending. Not sure if I believe it, but we could be in for a pleasant surprise. I’m not expecting us to go after the tier 1 guys, but perhaps a tier 2 guy could wind up in stripes. Let’s hear your predictions. 

Bengals notable signings:

Graham Glasgow [OG] - His brother is on the team. There is a glaring hole at LG. He’s got the versatility we like. Why not?

Brian Poole [CB] - Dennard is likely to walk, and we need a slot starter. Kirkpatrick is on his way out, and we hopefully resign WJIII. Poole visited with Cincy last year, but opted for the Jets. We nab him in 2020.

Derek Wolfe [DL] - We need 34 bodies to fit Anarumo’s transition. Wolfe is a Cincinnati native who will come at a reasonable price.

Bengals notable resignings:

Nick Vigil [LB] - I don’t think he sees much of a market and opts to stay in Cincy for another year a la Darqueze. 

Clayton Fejedelem - Core special teamer and backup to - now assitant HC - Darrin Simmons.  

Summary: After landing the big fish in Glasgow, the Bengals take it easy the rest of the way. They add depth at CB and LB to open their draft board, and add another body to the DL. 

Edited by SmittyBacall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds pretty accurate.  I could see us adding a reclamation project at WR on the cheap to compete in camp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That would be depressing but may be accurate.

 

I'll guess they go after Van Roten for LG and Glasgow for RG. RT is addressed in the draft.

Instead of Vigil, they go for an upgrade. Schobert or Kwiatkoski.

We need a TE, the draft class is weak. Maybe we try for Ebron but we end up with Eifert again.

We spend at CB both on an extension for WJ3 and stopgap Tramon Williams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thuney franchised by New England. Glasgow is now the top guard. Yeah, that prediction isn’t happening anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SmittyBacall said:

Thuney franchised by New England. Glasgow is now the top guard. Yeah, that prediction isn’t happening anymore.

With the $15 million guaranteed money escrow exception in the new CBA, we can make a splash like the top G in FA, but that will be our only big splash.  We still have the perfect storm of need, familial ties, and the up and coming #1 overall QB to right the ship.  I won't count us out yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fans freak out when they don’t do anything on the first day. I’m think we’ll sign Wolfe to a 3 year 32 mil deal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, johndeere1707 said:

Fans freak out when they don’t do anything on the first day. I’m think we’ll sign Wolfe to a 3 year 32 mil deal

No way is he worth that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, SmittyBacall said:

No way is he worth that.

They will overpay to bring in a “big name”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, sparky151 said:

Wolfe or Glasglow aren't big names. 

Glasgow is a tier 1 free agent.

And he just signed with Denver for 4 years/$44 million, $27 guaranteed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd have been happy to sign Glasgow, don't want Wolfe. But neither are big names. Burrow might be the biggest "name" we add this offseason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, sparky151 said:

I'd have been happy to sign Glasgow, don't want Wolfe. But neither are big names. Burrow might be the biggest "name" we add this offseason.

To be fair, that was always going to be true. Doesn’t get bigger than a franchise QB. Right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who knows if Burrow will be a franchise QB or washout? That's the problem with touting rookies, they haven't shown anything vs NFL competition. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pleased the team is willing to spend money early in free agency. And willing to admit to prior mistakes with Miller and Webb. Now cut Hart and sign some O-line upgrades. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×