Projecting Bengals’ starting offensive line after first wave of free agency
Center: Ted Karras
In my last projection, I went with Ryan Jensen at center for the Bengals and he was a lot of people’s top choice in free agency. Well, thanks to Tom Brady returning for a 90th NFL season, Jensen decided to go back to Tampa Bay, and there went Cincy’s chance at landing a stud at center.
They managed to land another awesome talent at the position, though, signing Ted Karras to a three-year deal. Karras played five of his six seasons in New England and has versatility between the guard spots and center.
Zac Taylor confirmed that he’ll play center and that’s all the confirmation we need, right? Plus, it seemed pretty obvious that this would be the direction the Bengals would go in once Trey Hopkins was released.
Karras has been a durable player during his time in the league and he gives the Bengals an upgrade at center. He’s one of the many glass eaters joining the squad for 2022.