The Cincinnati Bengals are in the process of scouring for talent through free agency and the draft. However, they shouldn’t be above looking at the XFL to fill the back end of their roster.
The Cincinnati Bengals have made it clear they aren’t content with the current makeup of their roster. After a disappointing start to the Zac Taylor era, they look towards the 2020 draft and free-agent market to help the team get better.
Flush with cap space and owners of the first pick in every round, the front office should have no problem infusing talent. However, they could find help via a less traditional path.
The XFL kicked off its season in early February and has featured some stand out players so far. While it mainly serves as a football fix in the NFL’s off-season and features lesser talent, it can also provide players with a sort of developmental opportunity. If prospects can hone their craft and dominate, they could receive a call up to one of the 32 NFL franchises.
While nobody plucked from an XFL roster should be expected to become the next star in Cincinnati, they could fill a spot on the back end of the roster, contribute on special teams, or find a niche among the team. Here are three players who deserve a shot with the Bengals.