Marvin Lewis' decision to sign a two-year contract to stay on as head coach of the Bengals means that one less team holding a pick in the top 10 of the draft potentially is in the market for a first-round quarterback.
Lewis will stick with Carson Palmer, who has fallen off in the past few years after it looked like he was on his way to becoming one of the elite quarterbacks in the game. While Cincinnati may make a play for backup or eventual replacement for Palmer, that likely would happen in the later rounds of the draft.
The Bengals hold the fourth overall pick in the draft.
This could improve the pool of signal callers who could be available to the Redskins in the draft. Washington picks tenth in the first round and could be looking for a franchise quarterback in the draft.