Although Youth and Speed is Tempting, Consistency is Key
It’s blatantly obvious who the Bengals key offensive threats are. But, that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t read between the lines. Let’s start with Big No. 18.
Green is coming off a torn hamstring from last season, but he’s fully recovered and is ready to roar.
Green has been the Bengals most consistent offensive weapon since he entered the NFL in 2011. In fact, Green has only had one season where he didn’t surpass the 1,000-yard receiving plateau — that being last season.
Although Green has seen a decline in production over the past two years, he’s ready to lead this team in 2017. Plus, the Bengals offseason moves should pay off in a major way for the perennial Pro Bowl talent.
Drafting rookie speedster John Ross to stretch the field opposite Green will open things up for A.J. to see more one-on-one’s this year. Having a focused Dalton, with a fully loaded and healthy offense, will allow Green to exceed his usual production.
I see a career-year from the former Georgia Bulldog in 2017. If everything goes as planned in Cincy, Green should easily haul in 90 passes, hit double-digit touchdowns and very well could surpass 1,500 yards.