No. 5 is staying in stripes this season.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Super Bowl champion Broncos, in need of a starting quarterback, haven't called the Bengals about a trade for backup quarterback Andy Dalton.
Just as well. ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio said Monday that Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told him in an interview taped for Tuesday the club has no desire to trade him.
Asked if the Broncos have interest in McCarron, Broncos chief John Elway said, "No."
After 11 seasons of trying to find a young backup quarterback behind Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton that can come off the bench and play, the Bengals aren't parting with him. McCarron, a fifth-round draft pick in 2014, came off the bench when Dalton broke his throwing thumb last December and won two of his first four NFL starts. He engineered a 16-point fourth quarter in the 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers, highlighted by his go-ahead 25-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 1:50 left.