The Cincinnati Bengals are in a rare situation of potentially being buyers at the trade deadline. They have probably the best team they’ve had since 2015 after being able to handle the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. However, there are rooms for improvement. But would that possibly ruin the chemistry this team has built the past few seasons?
Second year wideout Tee Higgins doesn’t think that will be the case.
The Bengals displayed their togetherness when Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd and Jessie Bates faced the music together after a letdown game against the New York Jets on Sunday. That isn’t the kind of chemistry you want to mess with willy-nilly.
It appears that Cincinnati has that rare blend of young players who are understanding and appreciative of the position they are in. It makes sense that if the price is right that they could add a veteran or two to make an impact.
The team could use another pass rusher to add to their rotation on top of maybe a corner back with Trae Waynes unfortunate injury history as a Bengal so far. It is hard to tell what the market looks like out there, but the Bengals are in a situation where the locker room may welcome an instant impact veteran more than potentially a fifth or sixth round project player in 2022.