Cincinnati Bengals: Predicting The Stats Leaders For 2017

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Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) spikes the ball in celebration after scoring on a 9-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter during an NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Resurgence of Tyler Eifert

Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end, Tyler Eifert is elite. There is no questioning that statement. What people may question, is the durability of Eifert. The Bengals have a great red zone threat. Andy Dalton always seems to find number 85 inside the twenty-yard line. Eifert is the pick to carry the Bengals in touchdowns next season barring another devastating injury. Hopefully, a healthy tight end will mean a boost in efficiency for the struggling offense fans watched this season.

A.J. Green will also factor into the touchdown situation. Green and Eifert will both be credited with 10 or more touchdowns in 2017.

Eifert seems to be well on his way to becoming one of the all-time greats at the position. The only thing holding the young talent back is his ability to consistently stay on the field. Last season, the Notre Dame alumni only started two games and played in just five total. Producing five touchdowns during his sparse field time, there is no questioning the efficiency that the tight end can bring to the Bengals offense.