Top five Bengals other than Joe Burrow to build around
By Aaron Burd
Joe Burrow is the clear focal point for Cincinnati, but the Bengals have plenty of other talent to build around as well.
What had started out as an exciting season for fans of the Cincinnati Bengals has devolved into a depressing and sometimes embarrassing skeptical since Joe Burrow went down with an injury. Without the future of the franchise on the field, it can feel like there’s no reason for excitement on the Bengals’ roster.
However, Burrow is not the only talented player to be excited about on the roster. The Bengals actually have a solid core of young players to build around in the future that seems to have been forgotten about in the disappointment of recent weeks.
Burrow is clearly the most important player for the future of the Bengals, but he will need assistance in his pursuit of a championship. Five individuals currently on the roster stand out as players who the Bengals should prioritize developing and keeping on the roster to be a part of the foundation of the Burrow-era in Cincinnati.
In this article, I will go over those five Bengals and why they should be prioritized by the Bengals’ front office and coaching staff. If this core of players is complemented with a couple of strong free agent and draft classes in the next few off-seasons, the Bengals could be on their way to a championship.
Burrow’s injury has left many Bengals fans feeling pessimistic about the team and its future. Hopefully, this article will show that there is still a solid core of young players still on the roster who can provide a glimmer of hope for the future.