There have been a lot of trade rumors about Chad Ocho Cinco, but none of them seem to fit.
Since the end of the disappointing 2007 season, Chad has wanted a trade. He no longer wants to wear the orange and black stripes.
At the beginning of the Bengals' ’08 season, he did apologize for his unimpressive performance, but it would be strange for a trade not to be at the back of his mind after such a rant.
One of the first teams he wanted was the Dolphins. He’d get to be in his hometown of Miami, Florida.
Why not grant him that wish and make the trade?
The question that remains is: Who would they gain from the exchange?
The Miami Dolphins have stated that, with the proper deal, they would be willing to trade Ted Ginn Jr.
This would be a great deal, because they would be getting a fresh and extremely athletic wide receiver while Chad would get his wish.
How talented is Ted Ginn? Well, he was a candidate for the Heisman Trophy at the Ohio State University.
Ginn was always exciting to watch—not only as a receiver, but as a return man as well. Many people remember him for running back the opening kick against the Florida Gators in the National Championship game. During that return, he injured his foot, which was a big reason why the Buckeyes lost the Championship game.
He was the main target for Heisman Trophy winning quarterback. Troy Smith caught 59 of his passes and gained 781 of his yards as a junior.
Ted Ginn is most dangerous after the catch, with his blazing speed that can burn a lot of stellar athletes. All he lacks is a quarterback who can let him shine.
Against Buffalo last season, Ginn caught seven passes and had 175 yards, helping Miami to a 25-16 victory. For the season, he had 56 catches for 790 yards.
This is compared to Chad Johnson’s 53 catches and a mere 540 yards. Ginn would also be a step up in character.
The Bengals are looking for someone that’s going to be explosive and make big plays. Ginn is a guy that can fill that role.
Ginn has proven to be a big target for Troy Smith. I believe he would be an even bigger target for Carson Palmer and this Bengals team as they try to make it back to the playoffs and win their first Super Bowl.