If the Cincinnati Bengals do the expected and draft Joe Burrow, these are the players they should target to pair with him.
With the opening of the draft less than three weeks away, the chances that the Cincinnati Bengals select top quarterback prospect Joe Burrow remain as high as ever. Thankfully, when the cigar-smoking signal-caller enters the league, he’ll have plenty of weapons at his disposal to ease his transition. Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate, and John Ross are an outstanding cast for the former LSU tiger.
The only problem is, after the 2020 season, the water begins to grow murky around the group. Green is only on a one-year franchise tag, and Mixon, along with Ross are set to have their contracts expire as well.
It’s likely the Bengals will retain most of their playmakers, but there can be no certainty. The front office would be wise to stock the cupboards through this draft for a number of reasons.
First, it ensures that Burrow has talent surrounding him not only this season but also moving forward. It also gives them the chance to target players that have specific skill sets that can help utilize Burrow’s strengths. Finally, it gives the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback a running mate so to speak, allowing the duo to build chemistry and grow together throughout their rookie contracts.
Here are four players the Bengals should target to pair with Joe Burrow.