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AJ Green’s Numbers Getting to High?

As I watch each and every game on Sunday I find myself sometimes conflicted whenever AJ green catches another 50 yard bomb. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing better than watching your team complete a deep pass down the field especially one involving AJ Green making yet another "shouldn’t be possible" catch. But as much as I get excited I also slowly come to realize that this guy might be pricing himself out of Cincy. We can all agree that AJ is already one of the top receivers in the NFL and probably top 2. We also know that Cincinnati has more cap room than most teams and have been preparing themselves for this dilemma.. But can any team in the NFL really afford a max contract for a WR? Did the Cardinals get any better when they gave Fitzgerald all that money? Was there team hindered by having so much money tied up in one guy? The same question could be asked with the Lions as well. Does it help any NFL team to have WR take up so much cap room? These are the questions that I sometimes ask myself every time AJ has another huge game. Trust me I understand how much AJ means to this offense. His presence alone does so much and I would love nothing more than for him to be a Bengal for life. But with every catch received and record broken he’s inching toward a contract I’m not sure would be beneficial for the Bengals to give. I look at the past Super Bowl teams and very rarely are there receivers with max deals on them. Granted most teams that go to the Super Bowl have very good QB’s which thus makes every receiver around them better. There have also been amazing receivers on Super Bowl teams. But were any of those receivers getting max deals against the cap at that time? Didn’t the Cardinals get considerably worse once Fitzgerald was given that major contract? Yes their QB play went majorly downhill but I can’t help but wonder if that had anything to do with it. Do we want the Bengals to follow in those same footsteps? Just something I have been thinking about from time to time and I wanted to get everyone’s opinion on the matter. So asking these questions along with this one "Do we want AJ’s numbers to get to High?"

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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