Rob Gronkowski, TE
As promised, this last suggestion does not have to do with the offensive line, however, it revolves around elevating the offense. With C.J. Uzomah leaving the Queen City, tight end is a position of need for the Bengals. Already taking free agents from Tom Brady’s current and former teams, Cincinnati should add one more to that list and bring Rob Gronkowski to team up with Joe Burrow.
Gronk has already made his interest in playing with Joe Burrow known so it would seem there should be an open line of communication between the two parties. With a need at tight end, Cincinnati could do worse than having one of the best to ever play the position join.
Now, expectations would need to be set. This is not Gronk in his prime.
Do I see him out there catching 15 touchdown passes this season?
Do I see him as a reliable threat in the red zone?
That is all the Bengals would need and want from a tight end currently. With the wide receivers the Bengals have, they had little problems last year moving the ball. The biggest issues came in the red zone. Add Rob Gronkowski to the team and Burrow now has more mismatches than the defense can handle.
This would be a fun move with clear added value for the team as well. What better way for Gronk to sail into retirement than after a Super Bowl or two with Joe Burrow. This is, however, unlikely with Tom Brady unretiring and likely getting Gronkowski to re-sign with the Buccaneers.
These are just a few of the free agents still available for the Bengals to sign but they’ll need to act fast.