Bengals Free Agency: 5 tight end options if C.J. Uzomah isn’t retained

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C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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5. Dalton Schultz

Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz might be someone teams are skeptical of because of his limited success but even with that in mind, he’s had two seasons with 500+ receiving yards. Each of those came in the past two seasons, as Schultz had 615 yards in 2020 and 808 yards in 2021. He found the end zone eight times this past season, proving to be one of Dak Prescott’s favorite weapons in Big D.

With the two recent seasons of success fresh in the memories of everyone, Schultz is going to be a popular name in free agency, especially for tight end-needy teams. The Bengals should be interested in adding Schultz because he’d give them a young, healthy tight end who is entering his age-26 season.

Spotrac has Schultz projected to earn a four-year deal worth $50.7 million with an annual salary of $12.6 million. It’d be more money than attempting to re-sign Uzomah but it’d be spent on a younger and more productive tight end.

Schultz is going to be a popular target for teams and it’s doubtful Cincinnati lands him, but just imagine him in this offense catching passes from Joe Burrow. It’d be a lot of fun seeing them work together every week.