The Cincinnati Bengals are struggling at 0-8 on the season. Although their head coach Zac Taylor has said their star wide receiver won’t be traded, they would be foolish not to listen to offers. Some teams have already been in talks with Cincinnati. If they do decide to change their minds, here are three possible trade destinations for A.J. Green
1. Buffalo Bills
Over the last few seasons, the Bills and Bengals have swapped players as much as any teams really can. Buffalo, with that history of deals, could convince Cincinnati to part with their star. The Bills are in the same boat as the Patriots, as they have picks to trade, but they will likely be picking near the end of the order the way things are looking.
This offseason the Bills got small, fast receivers who could get open for Josh Allen. They still don’t have a true number one receiver. They also just traded Zay Jones away. A.J. Green could step in immediately and make Josh Allen a better quarterback. If they would mesh well together, the Bills could make the playoffs and be a tough matchup.
2. Green Bay Packers
Green Bay has a good defense and their running game is improving. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have to do as much for the Packers to win, which is a good thing. To fully get the most out of their offense, they could make an offer for Green. They should be able to afford Green with their draft capital.
Getting Green would give Rodgers two top-tier wide receivers. Green and Davante Adams would be the best wide receiver combination in the league, which could make this offense elite. They would have the wide receivers, Aaron Jones running the ball and one of the best quarterbacks in the generation to make things tough for defenses.
3. Oakland Raiders
One thing that the Raiders have that other teams don’t is draft capital. They traded Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper over the last year, which has given them more draft picks to work with. If the Bengals aren’t looking to trade Green, maybe a haul of draft picks can convince them to give him up.
Oakland traded for Antonio Brown because they needed a wide receiver, but he is obviously no longer there. Green would give Carr a true number one receiver to throw to, which will vastly improve the offense. Brown gave the Raiders headaches with his antics, but Green hasn’t had many issues his whole career, which could make him appealing to management.