After seven years of immense highs and devastating lows, Tyler Eifert and the Cincinnati Bengals appear to be officially parting ways.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly close to signing Eifert, who entered unrestricted free agency last week for the third year in a row. NFL insider Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news.
The #Jaguars and former #Bengals first-round TE Tyler Eifert are working diligently towards closing a deal, source said. If completed, it would be another free agent move in Jax to fill a spot that plagued them last year -- and one that coach Doug Marrone really wanted.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2020
If Eifert and the Jaguars come to an agreement, Eifert would be the Bengals’ third former first-round to sign with Jaguars in the last two years. Cedric Ogbuehi signed a one-year contract with the team last offseason and Darqueze Dennard inked a three-year deal just last week.
Eifert would not only be reunited with Dennard, he would also be working under Jay Gruden as his offensive coordinator again. Gruden’s last season with the Bengals in 2013 was Eifert’s first. He had 445 yards and two touchdowns on 39 catches that season.
It shouldn’t take long before the deal becomes official and Eifert can have a much-needed fresh start to his career.