Bengals could form a Superteam in 2022 with these 9 free agents

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For the offensive line section, I decided to go from left to right on the o-line. These five would take the unit from bad to one of the best in the league. 

Terron Armstead

There’s good and bad when it comes to Terron Armstead. We’ll start with the good.

Armstead is the best left tackle on the free-agent market and it’s not particularly close. He’s a three-time Pro Bowler and is elite when it comes to protecting the quarterback.

The bad with Armstead is that he’s injury-prone. He’s yet to start a full regular season during his nine years in the league and is that someone a team wants to invest nearly $100 million into? That’s the question Cincinnati will need to answer.

Armstead is worth that money when he’s healthy but that’s not a guarantee. If he is healthy, however, he gives the Bengals one of the best left tackles in the league, helping pave the way for them to become a Superteam.

Laken Tomlinson

At left guard, there’s Laken Tomlinson, who is fantastic as a run-blocker and is coming off the best pass-protecting season of his career. I was hoping that Tomlinson would go a little more under-the-radar but after the season he put together in San Francisco, it’s not surprising that he’s one of the more highly sought-after names at the guard spot.

Quinton Spain was fine in 2021 but if the Bengals want to be a freaking Superteam in 2022, Laken Tomlinson needs to be their left guard.