The Cincinnati Bengals are getting the 2019 LSU Tigers back together. They, of course, have Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, but added another intriguing former LSU product to their roster last offseason in the form of Thaddeus Moss, Burrow’s tight end in Baton Rouge.
Moss instantly became an underrated favorite in the Queen City and when he was initially not on the final roster, fans weren’t the happiest. Moss was signed to the practice squad, however, and eventually landed on IR so people weren’t sure if we’d even get to see him take the field this year.
Fortunately, Moss was elevated to the active roster on Saturday and he’ll be active on Sunday for the first time in his NFL career. His debut comes at a critical time for the Bengals, as they’ll host the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC North rivalry game.
It’s Thaddeus Moss time, Bengals fans!
Moss spent the first year of his career with the Washington Football Team but didn’t do anything there. When the Bengals signed him in the offseason, it was a good move because of the ties he has to Burrow. In fact, that’s why a lot of fans assumed he’d land on the final roster was because of his chemistry with Burrow.
The tight end position has been led by C.J. Uzomah this year but he’s in the final year of his contract so it’s a good idea to get Moss out there and see if he can be the future starter at the position should Uzomah not be retained. Drew Sample is a decent blocker but he’s not the pass-catcher Cincinnati was hoping he’d be.
Moss tallied 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns during his 12 games with Burrow in that magical 2019 season for LSU. Bengals fans are hoping the two can pick up where they left off and that Moss can be the future at the tight end position moving forward.