Way too early projection of Bengals starting offensive line in 2022

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Left Guard: Quinton Spain

I mentioned on the intro slide that Quinton Spain is set to hit free agency this offseason. While the Bengals have a reputation for not wanting to spend money, they hit free agency hard last offseason and brought in a lot of high-end talent.

Spain is one of the players they re-signed and it was met with mixed opinions. He wasn’t great in 2020 but the Bengals gave him another shot and it’s paid off, as he’s looked great this year. He currently has a PFF grade of 74.8 through 10 starts.

The good news for the Bengals regarding a potential Spain reunion in 2022 is that left guard isn’t nearly as coveted as left tackle. He’s also 30 years old and will turn 31 ahead of next season so a team might not want to give him a big contract.

With all of that said, there’s a decent chance that Spain is back next year. Maybe the Bengals sign him for two years instead of a one-year flier but either way, hopefully, he remains a member of the Cincinnati Bengals moving forward.