New Year’s resolutions for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022

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Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Wide Receivers Resolutions

Big 3 all go for over 1,000 yards

After the Bengals spent the No. 5 overall pick on Ja’Marr Chase, there was a lot of buzz about the team’s wide receiver corps, and for good reason. Adding Chase to the mix meant they had a new explosive rookie weapon paired with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

As expected, the three have lived up to the moniker.

Through 15 games, here are the stats for the receivers:

  • Chase – 68 receptions for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns
  • Higgins – 71 receptions for 1,029 yards and 6 touchdowns
  • Boyd – 63 receptions for 792 yards and 4 touchdowns

Boyd probably won’t get to 1,000 yards but this is a resolution for these three entering 2022. All three are WR1-caliber players and it gives any of them a chance to go off on any given Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals Resolutions

Extend Jessie Bates

Jessie Bates is slated to be a free agent when the season finishes up and as of now, he has not been extended by the team that drafted him. He expressed frustration about this over the summer (as did Sam Hubbard, who was coming off signing an extension) and Mike Hilton mentioned how Bates needed an extension a few months ago.

Bates hasn’t had the same kind of season we’re used to seeing but he’s still a solid safety and is someone the team needs to keep around. He’s one of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball and losing him would be a killer to a defense that has really improved this year.

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What other New Year’s resolutions do you think the Bengals should make for 2022?