5 free agents that could bolster Cincinnati Bengals offense in 2022

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3. Brandon Scherff, G

If the Bengals wanted to make a huge move in free agency, they could sign one of the best offensive guards hitting the market (assuming that he does indeed hit the market) in Brandon Scherff, currently of the Washington Football Team.

Scherff went fifth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Iowa and has gone on to make four Pro Bowls and be named All-Pro once. He’s spent the majority of his pro career at right guard, which, as we know, is where the Bengals are hoping Jackson Carman will thrive.

Carman was okay during his time at right guard but was eventually replaced by Hakeem Adeniji and might not get his starting job back this year barring injuries or inconsistencies.

If the Bengals can’t retain Quinton Spain at left guard, Adeniji or Carman could kick over to the left guard position and Scherff could come in and play right guard. In a perfect world, Cincinnati is able to keep Spain in a Bengals uniform and keep him at left guard because he’s been fantastic this year.

Going back to Scherff though, he won’t come cheap. Spotrac projects his market value to be a five-year deal worth $63 million. The Bengals need to invest in their offensive line if they’re serious about contending and signing Scherff would be another step in doing just that.