The Cincinnati Bengals have reunited Burrow with his go-to guy.
No one has absolute power in any NFL team’s decision-making process. Even so, three drafts and free agency periods is plenty of time for Taylor to get the players he needs and shape the roster the way he wants. It is time to stop living off talking about building a culture and start winning.
It was common knowledge that Cincinnati was going to address the wide receiver position and the offensive line. Taylor was on the staff behind the high-powered Los Angeles Rams offense that reached the Super Bowl a few years ago.
Beginning the Bengals’ draft class with Ja’Marr Chase should come as no surprise to anyone. It’s a move that has Taylor’s fingerprints all over it.
Adding a receiver like Chase to an offense that already has Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins gives the Bengals offense similar potential to that Rams unit that averaged over 32 points per game with Taylor on its coaching staff. That’s the good news. Here’s the potentially bad news (but it still shouldn’t serve as an excuse for the coach).