4 Bengals player bandwagons to hop on before its too late

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JULY 29: Trey Hendrickson #91 of the Cincinnati Bengals participates in a drill during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - JULY 29: Trey Hendrickson #91 of the Cincinnati Bengals participates in a drill during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium on July 29, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Bengals bandwagons to hop on – No. 3: Trey Hendrickson

The Bengals lost their top free agent this year when Carl Lawson decided to leave the team. Cincinnati quickly tried to fill that gap by signing Trey Hendrickson to a big deal after he had a monster season in New Orleans.

While Hendrickson has mostly been viewed as a lesser player, after his breakout campaign last year, he could turn a corner and be one of the better defensive ends in the league.

Hendrickson had a quiet start to his NFL career during the first three seasons, starting just three games combined. His anonymity ended last year when he burst onto the scene recording 13.5 sacks in the 15 games he started.

It is this kind of productivity that led to him signing a four-year, $60 million deal with Cincinnati in the offseason where he will need to step up to replace Lawson.

If Hendrickson is able to continue that kind of production, the loss of Lawson will be quickly forgotten. The Bengals need a dominant defensive player to be able to cause mayhem for the opposing quarterback.

Get to know Trey Hendrickson now, because another 13-sack season will put him as a steal in the free agency period.