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Potential Bengals Head Coach Replacements: Greg Roman

The benefits of a Greg Roman hire could be two-fold. First, the Bengals would get an offensive coordinator that has tailored and engineered an offense around the league reigning MVP. Second, they would steal him away from the divisional rival Baltimore Ravens.

Believe it or not, there was a time many questioned whether Lamar Jackson had what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. Jackson quickly put that line of thought to rest, in large part because Roman built an offense around him that fit his skillset perfectly. You have to wonder, what would an offense that perfectly fits Joe Burrow’s attributes look like?

The red-zone woes Cincinnati is currently experiencing would likely disappear as well. Roman has been the offensive coordinator for three separate franchises, giving him the proper resume to get creative in the money zone and finish drives. Joe Mixon in particular should thrive under his coaching style.

Roman doesn’t come without concerns, however. His most successful campaigns have featured ultra-mobile quarterbacks. Burrow can definitely make plays on the ground, but he’s not Jackson in that aspect. Is Roman capable of building a less run-centric offense? It’s a gamble Cincy may have to take.