The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t made a big splash on offense yet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying.
According to ESPN reporter Dianna Russini, the Bengals have made a contract offer to free agent wide receiver Kenny Golladay. However, the New York Giants are also in pursuit and will likely host Golladay for a free agent visit.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay has received an offer from the Cincinnati Bengals, per sources. I’m told no decision has been made, while other teams are interested. One of those teams, the New York Giants. @DanGrazianoESPN reporting the receiver will visit with New York.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 17, 2021
Golladay, a fifth-year player in 2021, is coming off an injury-plagued 2020 season that saw him catch just 20 balls for 338 yards and two scores in five games.
However, Golladay was on a tear the previous two years as he racked up 135 catches for 2,253 yards and 16 touchdowns across 31 games from 2018-19. He’s spent his entire career with the Detroit Lions after being a third-round pick out of Northern Illinois in the 2017 NFL Draft.
This would help explain why the Bengals have yet to sign any offensive linemen, as Golladay is commanding a contract that will pay him well over $10 million annually, as he’s easily the best wide receiver to hit the open market this year.
There’s no two ways about it. This would be a monster signing for the Bengals that changes the outlook for this team in 2021 and beyond. A group of Golladay, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd would easily be one of the receiving trios in the entire NFL, especially catching passes from a healthy Joe Burrow.
Get. It. Done...please and thank you.
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