Cincinnati Bengals player personnel director Duke Tobin didn’t shut down the possibility of trading backup quarterback AJ McCarron in the offseason.Tobin said the Bengals aren’t actively seeking to move McCarron, but he welcomed any team to call if they had a reasonable offer.”The phones in our office work,” Tobin said. “They always work.Cheap Jerseys. I’ve got an interest in listening to any of you that want to talk.”He added: “We’re not actively looking to diminish our football team by trading AJ McCarron, and that diminishes our football team.Throwback Jerseys. It has to be something we feel is valuable enough to warrant doing that. What it is, I don’t know. Who it is to, I don’t know.Cheap NFL Jerseys. It’s not ideal to trade guys within your division, particularly at that position.Cheap NBA Jerseys. But we listen.”Tobin implied it would take a strong offer for the Bengals to trade McCarron, who started three regular season games in 2015 and the AFC wild-card loss to the Steelers that season while filling in for an injured Andy Dalton.
“The larger point on AJ McCarron for us is he’s a very valuable piece of what we do,” Tobin said. “It’s not a point where we’re saying, ‘What do we do with this guy? We don’t have a plan for him.’ There is a plan in place for us. He plays a very valuable position and you’re always one play away from going to your backup quarterback.Hockey Jerseys. We view our team as a team that can challenge.”The Bengals had received inquiries about McCarron in the past, but none warranted serious consideration, Tobin said.Custom Basketball Jerseys.”We talk to teams all the time. I talk to my colleagues around the league about their teams, and they talk to us about their teams,” he said. “Those are conversations that are part of our regular working environment, not just in regards to AJ.Custom Jerseys. But I would be lying to you if I told you there was never any interest from other teams. We don’t advertise that. Obviously there wasn’t enough interest at a high enough level that we thought it was worth pursuing.”
The Bengals carried three quarterbacks on the active roster in 2016 after claiming Jeff Driskel off waivers, presumably to have a backup plan in case McCarron did get traded.Custom Baseball Jerseys. McCarron, drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, technically has one year left on his rookie deal, although the Bengals could have his rights for up to two more seasons because he did not spend enough time on the active roster as a rookie to accrue a year toward free agency.Cutler, who turns 34 in April, holds almost every passing record in franchise history, but he has led the Bears to just one playoff appearance in eight seasons.Wholesale Jerseys.Chicago’s arguably most polarizing athlete, Cutler has been through a tenure with the Bears that has been marked by turnovers.Cheap NHL Jerseys. He has 109 interceptions in 102 regular-season games for the Bears, including a career-worst 26 picks in 2009 after the club paid a hefty price to acquire him from the Denver Broncos.He has cycled through six offensive coordinators in Chicago. The Bears’ revolving door of playcallers also contributed to Cutler’s failure to develop into a premier franchise quarterback.