Bengals Free Agency: 3 best offensive linemen available in 2022 offseason

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Bengals Free Agency: Terron Armstead is an option at left tackle

This one sounds good on paper but the only reason Cincinnati might be hesitant to pay Terron Armstead an insane amount of money is that he’s struggled to stay healthy throughout the course of his career.

A former third-round pick by the Saints, Armstead went on to spend nine years in New Orleans and made it to three Pro Bowls during that time. As mentioned already, however, the left tackle has yet to appear in every regular-season game throughout the course of his near-decade career and if you’re the Bengals front office, that makes you nervous when potentially writing the guy a massive check.

Spotrac has Armstead’s market value set at four years worth $95 million and while that’s a steep price to pay, left tackles won’t be cheap, especially elite ones. Maybe the injuries bring that total down a bit but Armstead is going to be expensive.

If Armstead were to come to Cincinnati, Jonah Williams would either move to one of the guard spots or he could be the new right tackle for the stripes. Then, if Armstead were to get injured, Williams could potentially slide back over to his original spot on the o-line. There’d be some pieces to move here but Armstead is definitely one of the best names on the offensive line this offseason.