Day 3 of the Cincinnati Bengals‘ training camp is in the rearview mirror. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd spoke with the media on Friday and gave us plenty to get excited about when it comes to what this offense is capable of.
The first question Boyd was asked had to do with the possibility of the Bengals having three 1,000 yard receivers in 2021. This is something we here on Stripe Hype have discussed in the past because if any team can do it, it’s the Bengals.
They have Boyd, rookie Ja’Marr Chase, and second-year receiver Tee Higgins at Joe Burrow’s disposal and that’s going to be a deadly trio of receivers for teams to try and slow down. It’s no wonder Boyd was asked this question right out of the gates.
His response: “Absolutely.”
Tyler Boyd has faith in the Cincinnati Bengals’ offense.
Not only does Boyd think that all three of the starting receivers in Cincinnati can go over the 1,000-yard mark but he thinks this passing offense can be the best in the AFC North. He mentions how tough this is going to be on defenses because no matter what, someone is going to be open and get his.
Boyd is entering year six with the team that spent a second-round pick on him in the 2015 NFL Draft. Through it all, Boyd has been a sensational player for the Bengals and has two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt (2018, 2019). Now that he has two other electric receivers suiting up with him, it’s going to be a lot of fun to see what kind of numbers he can put up.
Boyd wasn’t the only talking point from Day 3, however. Let’s get into some other quick nuggets from Friday’s training camp session.
- Offensive coordinator Brian Callahan spoke with the media and said that Xavier Su’a-Filo and Quinton Spain were taking reps with the 1s. Regarding rookie Jackson Carman, he said “You gotta earn the right to take one of those jobs.”
- Frank Pollack said that left tackle Jonah Williams put on 10 pounds this offseason. Williams is heading into an important third season and needs to prove he can stay healthy this year.
- C.J. Uzomah had the day off.
- Joe Mixon is looking good.
Boyd highlighted Day 3 with his comments about what the wide receivers can do this year and no one would be shocked to see all three of them go for over 1,000 yards receiving. Boyd has put a lot into his career with the Bengals and this should be the best offense he’s played in since entering the league six years ago.
Another training camp down and another day closer to the start of the season!