clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Who is more important for Bengals to re-sign: Carl Lawson or William Jackson?

Losing either would be a big blow to the defense. Losing both could be catastrophic.

Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are primed to be very active when the 2021 NFL free agency period begins. However, they also have two impending free agents on defense that badly need to be re-signed.

As of now, Carl Lawson and William Jackson III are set to be among the top free agents at their respective positions when free agency opens. It’s going to be a major challenge to keep them and address other positions of need, namely the offensive line.

So, there’s a real chance that the Bengals are only able to keep one of Jackson/Lawson. Given the Bengals lack of other impact players at cornerback and defensive end, one could argue Cincinnati should focus solely on re-signing them. But the main goal this offseason should be shoring up the offensive line to protect Joe Burrow, so there may not be enough cap space to keep Lawson and Jackson.

If it comes down to it, which free agent is more crucial to the Bengals’ success in 2021 and beyond? Let us know who you want to re-sign in the poll bellow and the comments section!


Who is more important for Bengals to re-sign?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Carl Lawson
    (587 votes)
  • 18%
    William Jackson III
    (226 votes)
  • 32%
    Screw you. We’re re-signing both BABY!
    (399 votes)
1212 votes total Vote Now

Be sure to go follow our Twitter page and then go ‘like’ our Facebook page to get all of the latest Cincinnati Bengals news, views and some other fun stuff. Who Dey!