PFT Live: Bengals need to draft a QB

In the first segment of Friday’s PFT Live, Mike Florio says he likes the strategy of mending fences and continuing mediation every day until a resolution is reached, believes Carson Palmer’s desire to leave Cincy means the Bengals must draft a QB in the first round, breaks down further talk about an 18-game season and more.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!

4 responses to “PFT Live: Bengals need to draft a QB

  1. I think it would be a mistake for the Bengals to draft a QB in the first two rounds based strictly on immediate need. Everyone including the Bengals know it’s going to be tough to compete in that division this year. Why stretch and waste a 1st or 2nd round pick on a player who’s going to cost far to much to develop.

    My suggestion would be to load up where there is need. That’s Defensive backfield, and offensive line before reciever and quarterback. They are probably going to lose Jonathan Joseph to free agency because the bengals are conservative with their money. (politely put) They are also very thin at safety. I’d hope for either Peterson out of LSU to replace Joseph two years down the road (Adam Jones can fill in now) or a top rated offensive lineman to get the running game going.

    The recieving core is better than most think with Simpson, Caldwell, Shipley, and Gresham.

    I’d prefer to get a Vererat QB (Bulger, Mcnabb, Thigpen, Gradkowski, Edwards) to fill the void in the mean time, and let these young recievers develop . They can then help a rookie QB coming in next year (fingers crossed for Luck).

    In the mean time, let’s build the core of this team to help an incoming rookie QB and not throw him to the wolves (ravens, steelers). We need to solidify the offensive line, and defensive backfield so we don’t have a QB learning on the run, constantly trying to play a game of catch up.

    Runningbacks are a dime a dozen, and steals can be found in any round.

  2. Drafting a QB in round one means they lose any leverage against Carson Palmer, other teams now will then de-value him because they’ll think they can get him cheaper, seeing that we don’t need him anymore. Signing a free agent would be the better route for that need.

  3. Ok, first of all, I am so tired of people calling Mike Brown cheap. I am a bengals lifer and I can say a lot…..A LOT of bad things about Mike Brown. Cheap, however, is not one of those things. If you are going to post a comment you should probably do some sort of research first. The bengals max out the salary cap every single year and don’t forget that he made Palmer the highest paid player in the NFL and Jeremy Johnson the highest paid fullback ever. He threw a huge contract at Ochocinco, paid Odom big money….the list goes on. The only people he is “cheap” with is his unsigned rookies. That is why they have so many hold outs, but Brown does not believe in paying unproven players these outrageous contracts. Neither does any reader in here, that is why everybody is in support of a rookie wage scale. So like I said…lots of bad things about Brown, but for the love of god stop calling him cheap!

  4. I agree no qb at 4 I’m not a newton fan really I don’t honestly think he will transition well but who knows and sorry no slam at gabbert but the man couldn’t really win at missouri in what I believe was a down big 12 conference. A lot of potential just not tuned enough for top 5 money imo

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