The Cincinnati Bengals still need to fix their offensive line and that was clear as day in their win over the Raiders on Sunday. Yes, the team won, but the offensive line wasn’t to thank for that. Joe Burrow was pressured far too much and considering the reason he missed the last chunk of his rookie season, the Bengals have to start taking the o-line issues more seriously.
Through two offseasons with Burrow as the expected QB1, Cincinnati hasn’t put the work in on the offensive line. That has to change this offseason if this team wants to officially turn the page and throw their hat into the Super Bowl ring.
So, with all of that in mind, we’re going to take a look at a WAAAAAY too early (that can’t be overstated) offensive line projection for next year. Before we dive all the way in, I’ll note that Quinton Spain (left guard) and Riley Reiff (right tackle) are slated to hit free agency. If they both leave, the Bengals will have to fill those two spots obviously.
The other starters are all slated to return to Cincinnati (though that doesn’t mean they all will) and we’ll dive into who should retain their job and who might be elsewhere in 2022.
So, let’s check out the way too early offensive line projection for 2022.