Steelers vs. Bengals Q&A with Jason Marcum of Stripe Hype

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6. In your opinion, what will be the most pressing offseason need for Cincinnati’s brass to address?

Very tough question here that is hard to say right now. My biggest concern is at offensive tackle. Andrew Whitworth is doing great at left guard, while Anthony Collins is playing like a Pro Bowler at left tackle. AC is a free agent this offseason, and I actually expect Pittsburgh to target him.

Cincinnati likely won’t be able to afford him now that he’s a fulltime starter and is showing he’s worthy of a nice contract. If he leaves, Whitworth almost has to go back to tackle, even though he’s been banged-up and could probably extend his career by staying at guard.

I’m not really worried about extending Dalton, or A.J. Green for that matter. Green isn’t leaving Cincinnati, and Dalton needs to earn a long-term deal by playing well next year more consistently than he has this year.