The Cincinnati Bengals enter the 2021 season with one of the best wide receiver corps in the entire league. It gives franchise quarterback Joe Burrow one heck of an arsenal to work with as he heads into his second year as an NFL signal-caller.
In 2016, the Bengals drafted Tyler Boyd out of Pittsburgh in the second round after he put up monster numbers for the Panthers. Boyd went for over 1,100 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons and his “worst” season saw him put up 926 yards with six touchdowns.
In 2020, after they took Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick, the Bengals gave him another weapon in the form of Tee Higgins, who was coming off of an incredible season with the Clemson Tigers. Burrow knew all too well what Higgins could do considering the two played against each other in the National Championship game between LSU and Clemson.
In 2021, the Bengals finished off their receiver tandem by taking LSU receiver Ja’Marr Chase with the No. 5 overall pick. Chase and Burrow played together at LSU and had quite the connection, as Chase went for over 1,700 yards and an astounding 20 touchdowns.
Now, Burrow is in a situation where he not only has his favorite target from the best season for a quarterback in college football history, but he also has two other incredible receivers in Boyd and Higgins.
It wasn’t an easy task to rank these three gentlemen, but here’s what I came up with.