5 potential center options for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022
4. Bradley Bozeman
Bengals fans are familiar with this next entry, as they’ve watched Bradley Bozeman help out on the Ravens’ offensive line over the past four years. Bozeman was the Ravens’ sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s jumped around their o-line since then, but this past year played at center.
PFF has Bozeman as their No. 94 best free agent and projects the Ravens’ center to earn a three-year deal worth $21 million and an annual salary of $7 million with $10 million in guarantees. Bozeman’s deal would likely be a tad more than Jones’ due to his age, as he’ll turn 28 in November, so this contract would end when he’s 30 years old.
Bozeman only played center this past season, having served at guard before that. He did well in his new position, as PFF notes in their free-agent article that he earned career highs in both pass-blocking and run-blocking.
Not only would the Bengals get a solid center if they signed Bozeman, but they’d also pry him away from a hated rival, who definitely would be gutted to see him leave. That’s killing two birds with one stone right there.