The Cincinnati Bengals have two of the best tight ends in the league on their 2021 schedule, which isn’t a relaxing thought considering how tough the schedule already is. Of course, having Jessie Bates on the roster to cover these tight ends does ease the tensions a bit.
While the toughest names are indeed on the schedule, the Bengals are fortunate that as stacked as their division is, the tight ends aren’t all that intimidating. Let’s check out the most difficult tight ends awaiting the Bengals in the 2021 season.
Toughest Tight Ends on Cincinnati Bengals Schedule – No. 4: Mark Andrews
The best tight end in the AFC North is Mark Andrews of the Ravens, who is coming off a season in which he totaled 58 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns. These numbers weren’t as good as his 2019 campaign but it was still impressive considering he played in 14 games.
Andrews, a former third-round pick out of Oklahoma, has fared decently against the Bengals, totaling 26 receptions for 271 yards and four touchdowns during his six games against them. He had 56 yards receiving and a touchdown in the two teams’ first showdown and just 27 yards receiving in the second matchup.
The best performance on Andrews’ 2020 resumé came in Week 10 against the Titans. In that game, Andrews grabbed five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown and averaged 19.20 yards per catch. It was a great outing for Andrews and Bengals fans hope he won’t be a difference-maker in their two games against him this season.