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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Three teams we would love to see trade for AJ Green

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The Cincinnati Bengals are one the worst teams in the league this year. They and the Miami Dolphins are the only winless teams this season. But unlike the Dolphins, who have made moves to build for the future, the Bengals have remained quiet on the trade front even though they have a big piece they could sell.

The Bengals have reportedly told teams they will not trade A.J. Green. Green hasn’t played a down in the NFL this year; he’s currently recovering from ankle surgery but may play in Week 10. With his contract ending after this season, and the team’s apparently directionless future, the Bengals should look to sell him for what they can get.

Here are three teams we would love to see Green traded to.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens lead the AFC North again this year, thanks in large part to Lamar Jackson. Jackson has passed for over 1,600 yards and rushed for 576 yards this season. While these seem like strong numbers, Week 7 against Seattle was a tough game for Jackson. He threw the ball just 20 times for 143 yards playing without top receiver Hollywood Brown. What Jackson lacks is an elite receiver to throw to. If the Ravens want to keep pace with teams like the New England Patriots or the San Francisco 49ers this year, getting a guy like A.J. Green would help immensely. Of course, whether they could actually talk a division opponent into trading a player like Green is an entirely different story.

Green Bay Packers

Wide receiver Davante Adams went down with a foot injury in Week 4. He hasn’t played since, though he could be back in Week 9. While the Packers have been fine without Adams, could you imagine how dynamite their offense would be if they got both Adams and Green within the next few weeks? The receiver position is one the Packers have lacked in depth for and Green would be an incredible addition.

Philadelphia Eagles

At 4-4, the Philadelphia Eagles are in second place in the NFC East. Carson Wentz has been inconsistent this year, and so have the team’s wide receivers. Alshon Jeffrey has put up big numbers in some games (like 10 catches for 76 yards a touchdown in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings), but he has flopped in a couple match ups (two catches for just 38 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8). Nelson Agholor has been dealing with serious drops. A more consistent receiver like A.J. Green could help Wentz perform better and possibly propel Philadelphia into the playoffs.

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