Projecting Bengals’ starting offensive line after first wave of free agency
Right Tackle: La’el Collins
When I projected that the Bengals would sign Terron Armstead as their left tackle, that meant that Jonah Williams would be the right tackle. As we already established, Williams should be the left tackle when the season gets underway because Cincinnati found a right tackle for 2022.
When the Cowboys were reportedly going to trade La’el Collins, the Bengals felt like a perfect fit. Dallas ended up releasing him and after visiting the Queen City, the stripes didn’t let him leave. They found their right tackle of the future and he’s going to be a lot of fun to watch on that line.
Collins’ signing caps off what’s been an excellent first wave of free agency for the Cincinnati Bengals. The organization has shown that they’re not going to just sit back and watch Joe Burrow get pulverized every week and they opened their pocketbooks to get him a solid o-line.
Collins’ addition means the team will have an entirely new right side of the line and that’s okay because that was where the team’s weakness was in 2021. He’s yet another glass-eater on the o-line and fans can’t wait to see the guy in action.
The only position up in the air is left guard but this is probably how the line will look come Week 1 of the 2022 season.