Bengals: Ranking rookie performances in Week 4 win over Jaguars

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Bengals rookie watch

3. Jackson Carman 

Jackson Carman made his second career start Thursday night for the Bengals and was even more impressive in this game than he was against Pittsburgh. It is not easy for a rookie to play his first game on the road in a division game against the Steelers and then follow it up with a primetime game as your first home game.

However, Carman had high stakes and rose to the occasion.

Zero sacks allowed and minimal errors besides a false start in the second half set the tone for the offensive line alongside Jonah Williams and Quinton Spain, who also played great games. The Bengals’ offensive line has only allowed one sack in the past two games. Little things like that are what win football games.

Keeping Burrow upright and giving him the ability to have time in the pocket to throw the football will be a vital point to the Bengals success moving forward. I would expect Carman to remain the starting right guard next week even if Xavier Su’a-Filo is healthy and ready to go.

Carman has done enough to earn the starting role. He was also the Weekly MVP for rookies right here on Stripe Hype.