Don’t look now but the Bengals are BACK. Management finally splashed the cash this offseason brining in DJ Reader to reload the D-line, bolstered the secondary bringing in former first round pick Trae Waynes from Minnesota, franchise tagged the best hands in the league in veteran AJ Green, and with last years first round pick Jonah Williams is expected to be healthy after missing the entirety of last year….things are looking up in the jungle. All of that is on top of studs like Joe Mixon, Geno Atkins, and 2019 breakout receiving duo Tyler Boyd/John Ross returning….SHEEEEESH.
BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!!
The cherry on top of it all is that the Bengals have the first pick in this years draft, a pick that they will more than likely use on reigning national champion, LSU quarterback and Ohio’s own Joe Burrow. Burrow is coming off of a 2019 season in which he had 60 passing touchdowns, which broke the single-season FBS record previously held by Colt Brennan in 2006 (58).His 5,671 passing yards ranks third all-time in an FBS season, tied with Case Keenum (2009).His passer rating of 202 for the season was also a record and several sportswriters deemed the season to be the greatest ever by a college quarterback. I MEAN GOD DAMN, this kid is not only lava rock hot at the moment but seems poised to do GREAT things in the NFL. Given the Bengals supporting cast, he should have a fair amount of weapons at his disposal to get things off to a hot start.
For the first time in a long long time the Bengals seem like they will actually pose a serious threat next year, at least on paper. My hopes are high, maybe absurdly high tbh, as I truthfully think this squad can win a super bowl.
WHO DEY, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.