The Cincinnati Bengals may not be quite done in free agency after already landing a few big-name talents, and it appears they could be targeting arguably the biggest name left on the board: Kenny Golladay.
The Pro Bowl-caliber receiver is set to leave the Detroit Lions after Matthew Stafford was dealt to the Los Angeles Rams. Coming off his sole Pro Bowl season, Golladay played in just five games, struggling to find his footing in 2020.
That’s why the one-year “prove it” deal that the Bengals may offer him could actually work. If he hits four digits like he did in the two years prior, Golladay could nearly double his market value.
That said, while the Bengals do have interest, but they aren’t the only team in the running, as the New York Giants are making a push and could be the favorites to win his signature.
It sounds like the Giants are offering a decent multi-year deal, while the Bengals are offering a one-year contract that allows Golladay to hit free agency next year with more momentum.
Joe Burrow gives the Bengals all the motivation they need to bring Golladay to the Queen City.
Veteran star A.J. Green’s departure will leave them somewhat empty-handed at receiver. Without any movement on the offensive line, it’s likely that’s their main focus in the draft (lets at least pray it is).
After nearing 1,200 yards and with a league-high 11 receiving touchdowns in 2019, Golladay still had a mere 56 percent catch rate.
With an uber-accurate quarterback like Burrow, Golladay could take his game to the next level. Golladay, with Stafford at the helm, ranked seventh in the NFL in receiving yards two seasons ago.
He may also have one of the greatest to ever do it hitting him up about coming to the Queen City as well.
@JoeyB Joe, I know Golladay can see my tweets, I’ll take care of the receiving corp & you handle the interior help behind closed doors, i love you man— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 18, 2021
Cincinnati has the cap space, and they have the need. While the Bengals could use the money on a lineman to help Burrow, a combination of the draft and a Golladay signing could give him everything he needs.
So, how do you see this playing out? Will the Bengals strike a deal, or does Golladay land elsewhere?
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