Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Based on the fact the cap will grow significantly in 2015, that may lead the Bengals to wait and re-sign all three of them in the same offseason, but it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and have one of them locked-up before the start of the 2014 season. If they do so, Green is the likeliest candidate to get a deal done.
He’s played at an elite level for three-straight seasons, and by all accounts, has been a great locker-room presence and someone you’d want to build your franchise around. And it may be cheaper to sign him now, as it will be easier for Green to get another lucrative contract in 3-5 years when he’s 28-30 years old.
Two contracts that may him among the best receivers in the NFL at the time he signs them is a rare feat for any player, but Green has a great chance to do so, and the Bengals have a great shot at making sure both are signed to keep him in Cincinnati.
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