All eyes are going to be on the offensive line when the Bengals’ free agency officially begins. That’s because the Cincinnati Bengals were essentially a solid offensive line away from winning their first-ever Super Bowl but when push came to shove, their unit couldn’t protect Joe Burrow enough for him to make the clutch throw to Ja’Marr Chase in the final minute.
If only Burrow had just a little more time, he could have hit the wide-open Chase to set up either the game-tying field goal or the team could have proceeded to go for the touchdown. We all knew the offensive line would come back to bite the Bengals at some point and unfortunately, it happened in the final game of the season.
With all of this in mind, there are no more excuses for this organization when it comes to building the offensive line. They’ve seen how good the team can be when everything else is there and now it’s time to spend the money to put together a good o-line to protect their franchise quarterback.
Cincinnati has plenty of cash to spend this offseason and a good chunk of that dough needs to go into beefing up the offensive line. Putting even a mediocre o-line in front of Burrow is enough for this team to make it back to the Super Bowl but for the right result to play out next time.
With all of that said, let’s take a look at the three best offensive linemen hitting free agency and how they could fit in Cincinnati.