3 Most Likely Trent Brown Free Agent Destinations

The Patriots starting tackle is headed elsewhere in free agency.

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2. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are an excellent combination of a contending team that also has the cap space to acquire free agents. They have the fifth-most cap space this offseason and they have an immediate need at offensive tackle.

If Brown prioritizes winning another Super Bowl, Cincinnati would be an ideal fit. Jonah Williams, who played right tackle for Cincinnati last season, was not only a major disappointment, but he is also hitting free agency. This leaves the Bengals with a hole at right tackle that Trent Brown would surely fill.

Considering that Brown is about to turn 31, teams will likely see him as a short-term, stopgap option. He also has injury concerns as he has appeared in a full season's worth of games only once in the last five years.

The Bengals have a long championship window. Perhaps they will opt for drafting a tackle instead rather than a short-term solution. However, there are far worse ways to spend your cap space in the offseason than getting one of the best blindside protectors in the league in front of Joe Burrow.