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

Leigh Oleszczak
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
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Bengals Free Agency: Cincinnati has to figure out the offensive line

When looking at the Cincy o-line from left to right, a strong case could be made that the unit looks completely different in 2022. You’ll hear comparisons to the Kansas City Chiefs all offseason because they went through what the Bengals are going through now — Their offensive line let them down in the Super Bowl and they went on to fix it in a historic way.

KC traded for Orlando Brown, signed Joe Thuney, and drafted Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith. Just like that, their o-line went from bad to one of the best units in the league. They did all of that without having as much money as the Bengals have too, which means Cincinnati should easily be able to fix this unit.

Two of the players I included here are guys who have struggled with injuries throughout their career and fans might be skeptical about bringing them in as a result of that. I get that logic, I really do, but when healthy, Armstead and Scherff are two of the best offensive linemen in the league.

Jensen would give the Bengals the durable center they need and would allow them to either trade or cut ties with Hopkins. I doubt the team is going to give Trey Hill a legitimate shot to win that job, so why not go after Jensen?

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No player on the o-line has made a strong enough case to keep their starting job in 2022 after how things have gone. It’s time for the Cincinnati Bengals to address the offensive line and give Joe Burrow the best possible protection they can.