With many expecting the team to select LSU star Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals may be getting the gears in motion for an Andy Dalton trade.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday the Bengals will “work with Andy Dalton to facilitate a trade out of Cincinnati when the time is right.”

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The Bengals selected Carson Palmer with the first overall pick in 2003 and then had back-up Jon Kitna for the entirety of his rookie season.

Assuming Burrow is the choice for Cincinnati in April, the team could adopt the same approach and have Dalton play out the remainder of his contract before making a quarterback change. Dalton is in the final year of his deal, accounting for a $17.7 million cap hit.

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