So much for that Kevin Zeitler reunion.
Turns out, he will be coming back to the AFC North, but it will instead be with the Baltimore Ravens.
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, Baltimore has agreed to a three-year deal for $22.5 million to get Zeitler.
Former Giants’ G Kevin Zeitler reached agreement on a three-year, $22.5 million including $16 million guaranteed with the Baltimore Ravens, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
While it's unfortunate to see Zeitler sign with a division rival, that is a bit rich for a 31-year-old guard coming off a season which he finished with a 65.9 Pro Football Focus grade. Had the Bengals signed him to a similar deal, it likely would have taken them out of the market for some of the better offensive linemen hitting free agency this year.
Still, this definitely makes Baltimore’s already-dangerous offense even scarier heading into next season, especially for a Bengals team that’s never beaten Lamar Jackson and has been outscored 114-19 over the last three meetings in this series.