Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Joe Mixon in 2021
After coming off an injury in 2020, Joe Mixon will be looking to get back into his All-Pro form for the Cincinnati Bengals, who need Mixon to be every bit his pre-injury self if the offense is going to fully click this year.
Even with an abundance of talent at wide receiver, Cincinnati will need to keep defenses guessing with a good rushing attack. Luckily, Mixon is one of the best in the business, as evidenced by his top-10 Madden rating.
Things are always difficult to predict for NFL players, but especially for a running back coming off a significant injury. While all signs point to Mixon being ready for Week 1, there is still some concern about him getting his game legs back under him and finding the explosiveness that he showed for the first three seasons of his career.
In addition to coming off an injury, Mixon is also joining a different offense than the one he played his last full season with. Joe Burrow at quarterback with wide receiver talent all over the field seems to point to the Bengals using a higher passing attack than ever before.
Where does that leave Mixon?
Here are three bold predictions for the Cincinnati running back for the 2021 season.