The Cincinnati Bengals are in one of the toughest divisions in all of football. The AFC North is home to some of the best players in the NFL and it’s no wonder that the Bengals have a tough time competing every year with how stacked their division is.
This past year, the AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs with the Browns and Ravens both advancing out of the Wild Card round but then losing in the Divisional Round. It’ll be a bloodbath in the division once again and these three players will do their part in ensuring that the AFC North title goes to their respective team.
These three players are a nightmare to face and Bengals fans would love it if these players left the division and decided to torture another division instead. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case in 2021 but maybe down the line, the Bengals won’t have to deal with these competitors anymore.
Let’s check out the three players who Bengals fans want to see exit the AFC North.
Bengals fans want T.J. Watt to leave the AFC North
If the Bengals could kick anyone from the Steelers out of the division, T.J. Watt would be the consensus pick. Watt has terrorized the AFC North since he was the No. 30 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and continues to be a royal pain in the butt.
This past season, Watt recorded 53 tackles (23 for loss), 41 quarterback hits, 15 sacks, seven defended passes, two forced fumbles, and one interception through 15 games. He was a monster, as per usual, and Bengals fans hope that Pittsburgh is foolish enough to let Watt enter the 2021 season with a contract extension.
Watt crushed the Bengals this past season tallying eight tackles (five for loss), five quarterback hits, and three sacks in his two games against them. Fans wouldn’t be the only ones excited to see Watt leave the division, as Joe Burrow’s life would be much easier without having to face Watt twice a year.
Out of all of the players on this list, Watt is the most likely not to be in the AFC North a year from now, so that’s a positive. At least there’s a chance he might be playing in a different division not long from now.