Our friends at SB Nation devised an interesting concept, exploring which current NFL team has a chance to become the next dynasty. Many are promising teams (that still have much to prove), such as the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers. That's not to say that those teams will be dynasties, or that they're really even close right now. But if there were a foundation set to preclude a dynasty, then those teams make as much sense as anyone.
One team included was your Cincinnati Bengals.
Ryan Van Bibber writes:
One good draft turned into another for the Bengals. Their first-round pick from 2011, A.J. Green, looks like he could soon join the mix of the league's elite wide receivers. We're still waiting to see what quarterback Andy Dalton's ceiling will be, but the early returns are positive. Dalton, at the very least, looks like a quarterback capable of playing well enough to keep his team in the mix, with the right talent around him.
Along with last year's rookies developing with the comfort of coaching during a full offseason, this year's rookie class figures to vastly improve the team's overall roster, especially where depth is concerned.
I'm not sure if there will ever be another dynasty in the NFL (even the Patriots dynasty hasn't won a Super Bowl since the 2004 season), but if there is one, then the Cincinnati Bengals would be a good selection from our intensely balanced point of view. Just saying.