Projecting Bengals’ starting offensive line after first wave of free agency
Right Guard: Alex Cappa
I went with Boston College product Zion Johnson in my previous projection but that won’t be the case now. Minutes into the legal tampering period, the Bengals agreed to terms with Alex Cappa on a four-year deal.
Cappa, who Tom Brady did his best to also pry away from the Bengals, decided to join Cincinnati and will now be their right guard for the next four years. It’s a position that has been a revolving door and now will have a stable body there to help protect Joe Burrow.
I mentioned how Jackson Carman will have every opportunity to earn the starting left guard job and had Cappa not been signed, maybe Carman would have competed with Johnson or whoever the team added. But we know there won’t be competition at right guard moving forward.
Cincy could have gone balls to the wall and signed Brandon Scherff but the injuries might have scared them off. Instead, they landed a player who isn’t as good but is durable and can give them an improvement at a major position of need.