Cincinnati Bengals’ top storylines of training camp

Cincinnati Bengals, Zac Taylor (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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As the Bengals kick off training camp, there are many storylines to follow leading up to Cincinnati’s first game of the season against the Chargers.

Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp has officially opened as veteran players report to Paul Brown Stadium post-COVID testing. As the Bengals and all teams around the NFL deal with new rules and regulations, there are other top storylines to watch as Zac Taylor and company prepare for the upcoming season.

Zac Taylor’s Development

Zac Taylor jumps into his second season as Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals miles ahead of where he was this time last year. Not only did he actually have a complete staff months before the draft, but he also is finally beginning to develop his own players, starting with none other than first overall pick, Joe Burrow.

Following a massive free agency and draft, it’ll be crucial for Taylor to adapt to this new roster and build the Bengals into a more complete team. Taylor is also charged with the heavy task of developing Heisman winner, Joe Burrow. As Cincinnati enters a new era of its franchise, it is imperative that Burrow gets off on the right foot, one led by Coach Taylor.

It will also be interesting to watch the impact of Coach Taylor’s new culture at Paul Brown Stadium. For the health and safety of not only the team but their family members, Taylor must set clear boundaries and hope that the team leaders help keep everyone accountable during these uncertain times.