It’s been a while since the Cincinnati Bengals had a top-three offense, let alone the NFL’s best. That being said, there’s no lack of confidence in this Zac Taylor-led group who, by one receiver, believes they could have the NFL’s best offense.
Tyler Boyd, one of the breakout talents in 2018, didn’t hold back when describing the team’s offense, which he’ll likely have an even bigger role in.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the fourth-year receiver claimed the Bengals “got the best offense in the NFL.” While it sounds crazy, Taylor, who was around the dynamic Los Angeles Rams last season, did add that they have the talent and that they must “piece it all together.”
As for Boyd, he saw a total of 113 targets throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Then, with a hampered A.J. Green, Boyd exploded, totaling his first 1,000-yard season and securing 76 catches and 10 touchdowns.
Towards the end of the season, he was oftentimes the go-to receiver. However, he thrived as the team’s second option. With three 100-yard games prior to Green’s injury, Boyd was an absolute animal when the spotlight was on Green, not posting a single 100-yard performance without Green on the field.
This season, he could go under the opponent’s radar even more. Hopefully, the Bengals will have Tyler Eifert for a complete season to complement the formidable backfield duo of Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard.
Add in Andy Dalton who is now under a coach proven to excel with quarterbacks and a somewhat better offensive line led by first-round pick Jonah Williams, and you have a team that could shock the NFL community.
Yes, they have multiple weaknesses, primarily on the defensive side of the ball and Dalton may still not be an elite, franchise-carrying quarterback. But, with a renewed energy, this team may finally have the season fans have been waiting for.