5 potential right tackle options for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022

Riley Reiff, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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2. Riley Reiff

If the Bengals dip into the free-agent pool to find their right tackle for 2022, it’ll more than likely be to re-sign Riley Reiff. PFF listed Reiff as the No. 91 best free agent this spring and projected him to sign a two-year deal worth $14 million, paying him $7 million a year with $9.22 million in guaranteed dough.

As I mentioned on the opening slide, Reiff played pretty well in 2022 considering he was switching from the left side of the line to the right side of the line. He had some games where he struggled and PFF graded him at 67.3 for the season. He surrendered four sacks and had just one flag thrown on him.

Fans seem pretty split on if they’d want Reiff back or not and I get why. He was decent but the injuries are too big to ignore. What if the Bengals re-signed him and he was injured again, forcing someone like Isaiah Prince or Fred Johnson to step into the starting lineup? That’s not something the team needs to go through again.

Reiff could be re-signed and used more in a backup role but is a team giving him $14 million to be a backup? That’s what Cincinnati needs to decide this spring.