Projecting Bengals’ starting offensive line after first wave of free agency

Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams - Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams - Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals entered the 2022 offseason with one big goal — Fix the offensive line no matter what it takes. They’ve done just that through the first week of free agency, signing three offensive linemen in free agency.

When I last took a stab at projecting the stripes’ starting o-line in 2022, I thought the Bengals would grab two of the biggest free agents available while keeping two guys from last year’s unit on the line but simply sticking one in a different position. I also thought they’d draft someone to boost the o-line.

Cincinnati didn’t sign the best free agents available, but they did sign some great players who will help this unit improve. The draft is still an option for this team to add some talent as well but at this point, the offensive line seems pretty cut and dried.

This was the biggest need for Cincinnati because one could argue that they were a mediocre offensive line away from winning their first Lombardi Trophy in February. The offensive line crumbled against Aaron Donald and company and it cost the Bengals a chance to win their first-ever Super Bowl.

Maybe the stripes don’t win one this year but if they don’t, it won’t be the offensive line’s fault this time.

Let’s check out the latest projection.

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