You’d be hard pressed to find an NFL offense that’s been more cursed than the 2018 Bengals.
Coming into Week 15, this unit had already lost its franchise quarterback, All-Pro wide receiver and Pro Bowl tight end. Now, they’ve lost their best remaining player on offense in Tyler Boyd, though it’s thankfully not a major injury.
#Bengals WR Tyler Boyd suffered a low-grade MCL sprain, source said. Boyd, who had his MRI yesterday, eclipsed 1,000 yards in the win and is a promising player. He could miss time, and with only two weeks left in the season, that could be it for 2018.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2018
All things considered, this is good news for Boyd and the Bengals. It may cost him the final two games of the regular season, but he should be healed up very soon and not miss any time in the offseason.
The same cannot be said for guys like Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert who are in the midst of lengthy rehabs from their season-ending injuries. The last thing this offense needs is another key player missing time in the offseason, and it sounds like Boyd avoided that fate.