Zac Taylor was clearly not content with the way his secondary played in his first year at the helm. In response, he found three new players to patrol the back end in Vonn Bell, Mackensie Alexander, and Trae Waynes.
The young, fast, and athletic unit will have their work cut out for them when the Chargers travel to the jungle. The receiving options for Los Angeles look downright scary.
They have two 1,000 yard receivers from a year ago, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Not to mention, the recently franchise-tagged Hunter Henry at tight end, who is a threat in the passing game in his own right. Perhaps the most dangerous weapon of all, the Chargers will deploy Austin Ekeler out of the backfield after he caught 92 passes for 993 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns in 2019.
It’ll be strength on strength as the Bengals’ new-look secondary attempts to slow down the numerous playmakers on the other side. It’ll be interesting to see if it’s Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert as the man-under-center when this matchup roles around. Each will present unique challenges for the Bengals’ defensive backs as they try to tip the scales in Cincinnati’s favor.