The Cincinnati Bengals’ breakout receiver in 2018, Tyler Boyd, wants a new contract at the year’s end, preferably before, and he wants it to be with the Bengals.
That being said, with Cincinnati, it’s rare that a talent like Boyd makes his intentions of seeking an extension public this early on.
Meanwhile, the new culture in Cincinnati is one that will develop to retain its top talent.
Tyler Boyd may be the frontrunner of that talent wanting to stay in Cincinnati.
He’s been adamant about proving himself and seeking out a new contract. He recently commented on the situation even further, speaking on his work ethic and improvement since joining the Bengals in 2016.
Per Fox 19’s Joe Danneman, Boyd believes that he’s shown his commitment already.
“I show it. I’m here practicing every day to show (the organization) I care about them. I believe I’ve showed I want to be here.”
That being said, Boyd did record his first 1,000-yard season in 2018. Yet, at the same time, he did do the majority of his work with A.J. Green on the field and struggled after Green’s season-ending injury.
Now entering his fourth season in the league, it’ll be a tough decision to gauge Boyd’s monetary value at the end of next season. Is his long-term dedicated worth an eight-figure annual contract?
There are 22 receivers set to make $10 million or more this season, a mark Boyd seemingly is aiming for after comparing his future extension to the recent extension of Giant’s receiver Sterling Shepard.
Boyd also recently spoke with The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr. about an extension and his point of view in the talks.
“I’m Just trying to do what’s right,” Boyd said. I’m going to be a team player and go out there and work my tail off. I’m not going to try to skip out on reps or miss a day. That’s the best approach to it.”
Boyd wants Cincinnati, and Cincinnati wants Boyd. However, don’t assume Boyd’s staying until the paper is signed.