According to reports around the league, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross has asked the team for a trade as the Week 8 trade deadline approaches.
Ross will become a free agent after the 2020 season, but reports claim that he would rather go to a different team and have a fresh start with a different organization before hitting free agency.
Ross hasn’t been getting much playing time or many targets this season with the Bengals. He only has two receptions for 17 yards through six weeks.
Ross was supposed to be the speedy deep threat that rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was going to rely on in his first season, but that role has been given to rookie Tee Higgins.
Ross was picked in the first round of the 2017 draft by the Bengals after becoming a star at the NFL combine by posting a blazing 4.22 second 40 time, the fastest ever by an NFL prospect.
However, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy and on the field, which is why the Bengals declined his fifth-year option earlier this year.
At this point, the Bengals probably won’t be able to get much for Ross in a trade but could look to get at least a conditional late-round pick instead of allowing him to walk for nothing in free agency.