C.J. Uzomah still believes Bengals can win a Super Bowl

Kristen Wong
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals have no shortage of young, promising, and optimistic players: Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, C.J. Uzomah.

Uzomah’s a riper age of 28, but he’s got plenty of good-spirited youth left in him. He recently spoke about the Bengals’ 2021 future which, according to him, includes winning it all.

The Bengals’ BYE week couldn’t have come soon enough, as Cincinnati had just suffered their second straight loss in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns.

Cincinnati’s recent form has many scratching their heads and asking questions like, “What happened to our top-ten defense?” and “Why is Chase dropping the ball so much?”

More than halfway through the season, the Bengals’ identity has warped from that of a playoff contender to a middling team on the bubble. The only thing working in their favor right now is the crapshoot that is the AFC North, in which any team at this point has a fair chance at topping the division.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah offers words of hope for the doubters

Uzomah likely voices the opinion of many other Bengals players who shared the same dream at the start of the season: to win the Super Bowl.

Hopes for that dream started to buoy in the early half of the year, and now, sitting with a 5-4 record, the Bengals still have the same talented players on the roster and the same expectations, as well.

They just don’t have the record to show for it — yet.

Hopefully, the Bengals can come out of their BYE and snap their two-game losing streak by defeating the Las Vegas Raiders.

Uzomah, on his part, has been quietly enjoying one of the best seasons of his career with 25 catches for 313 yards, averaging 12.5 yards per catch. He’s also got five touchdowns, second-overall on the team behind undisputed breakout star Ja’Marr Chase.

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No player is going to say that their team doesn’t want to win the Super Bowl, but we’re more inclined to listen to Uzomah when he projects the Bengals’ future. Hope is all we have.