Cincinnati Bengals Weekly MVPs
Rookie MVP: Jackson Carman
I’m going to give the Rookie MVP award to Jackson Carman for Week 4. Chase hauled in six receptions for 77 yards, but Carman, in only his second career start coming off a short week and in his first home game, which was a primetime game, had another consistent showing beside one false start late in the game which the Bengals later converted.
The offensive line wasn’t perfect on Thursday night, but it could have been a heck of a lot worse, as Bengals fans know all too well. As a result, they only allowed one sack, and Carman allowed zero himself, which is something to build off for the young rookie.
For two straight weeks starting at right guard, Carman hasn’t allowed any sacks and minimal quarterback pressures. It’s safe to say he’s been an upgrade for the line, and he is doing his job and doing it well. Xavier Su’a-Filo won’t be getting his job back unless Carman or Quinton Spain get injured.
Rookie MVP could have gone to Chase as he made huge plays throughout the game, but he also made a few mistakes, one being a blatant offensive pass interference early in the game that stalled a drive. Evan McPherson also is an obvious choice but he’s about to win a different MVP for the week.
That’s why Jackson Carman is this week’s rookie MVP for the Cincinnati Bengals.