BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 24: Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 20-14. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
While Chiefs fans now have the opportunity to be excited about their thunder and lightning backfield of Hillis and Jamaal Charles, this signing is news to Bengals fans because the term's of Hillis' deal will likely set a barometer for other equivalent free agent runningbacks like Michael Bush, Mike Tolbert, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
The Bengals could certainly afforded a deal this cheap, but perhaps they were turned away by the character and injury concerns of Hillis. Or, they had their sights set on Michael Bush or the Law Firm, both scheduled to visit the Bengals next week.