Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Bills' franchise quarterback dreams apparent after trade to pick No. 12

Bills' franchise quarterback dreams apparent after trade to pick No. 12

The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a trade with the Buffalo Bills for left tackle Cordy Glenn, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, the Bills give up Glenn and the 21st pick in the NFL Draft in exchange for pick No. 12 in the NFL Draft.

The moves help place the Bills in position to use one of their first-round picks to draft a quarterback.

Prior to the arrival of Bills GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million extension in 2016. After missing 15 games in the past two seasons due to injury, the Bills made a decision to part ways with his contract.

The Bills set themselves up to possibly get their franchise quarterback in the draft. The Bills had been looking to unload Glenn and the Bengals were in desperate need of an upgrade at the offensive tackle position.

The Bills, meanwhile, continue to maneuver around the National Football League draft after they received a third-round pick from the Cleveland Browns by trading Tyrod Taylor. He played 11 games in 2016 and only six previous year.

According to Spotrac, Buffalo also frees up $4.85 million in salary cap space with the Glenn trade. the team now has a little over $39.7 million to spend this offseason.

The writing on the wall surrounding Glenn's future in Buffalo centered around Dion Dawkins ably filling in for him. A big hit that they will take is his contract, but it will be worth it if Glenn can keep defenders off of Dalton.

Still, if that happens, the Bills could likely get a nice consolation price in former USC quarterback Sam Darnold, assuming they are able tor trade their way into the top five. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016.

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