3 moves Cincinnati Bengals should make before season begins

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet sits on the grass during warm ups before the start of the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet sits on the grass during warm ups before the start of the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals need to get protection for Joe Burrow

The golden boy for the Bengals is Joe Burrow. The most beloved player on the team currently, since most of the success will now go through him, Cincinnati needs to give him all the help he can get.

Adding Ja’Marr Chase in the draft will definitely help, but that came at the cost of leaving the offensive line alone and not adding the best player in the draft to help out an area of weakness. Now, the Bengals should make a move to help that area.

Mitchell Schwartz and Russell Okung are two of the top-rated players left on the free-agent market, and both players should get a look from Cincinnati. Both guys have played for champions and know what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl. Either player could become a successful mentor to the younger players on the Cincinnati offensive line and provide depth and stability.

Not many people feel confident in the offensive line the Bengals are currently projected to have, and that needs to be an area that is strengthened if Cincinnati has a chance to compete in the AFC North. Adding either Schwartz or Okung would be a move in the right direction.