5 potential replacements for C.J. Uzomah in free agency

Hans Themistode
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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C.J. Uzomah
C.J. Uzomah (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

C.J. Uzomah has been incredibly valuable to the Cincinnati Bengals for a number of years now. Although he’s one of the main reasons why the Bengals now find themselves in the AFC Championship Game, with his contract expiring at the end of the year, he’ll have a long list of suitors waiting at his doorsteps with a ton of cash.

In the event that Uzomah decides to leave Cincinnati for more money and a bigger opportunity elsewhere, the Bengals will have to be prepared for life without him. Thankfully for the franchise, this offseason has a ton of very good tight ends that will be available.

The position isn’t one of incredible need for the Bengals, with three wide receivers that are viable and plausible number one options if they played elsewhere, the Bengals aren’t short on talent. Still, having a big strong tight end as a safety blanket has to make quarterback Joe Burrow sleep well at night.

With that, who should replace Uzomah if he leaves town?