Cincinnati Bengals fans need to lay off of C.J. Uzomah

Leigh Oleszczak
Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cincinnati Bengals fans are clearly upset that C.J. Uzomah didn’t re-sign with the team that drafted him back in 2015 and they’re letting their anger shine through. It feels that no matter what Uzomah says or does, fans are not happy with him.

Uzomah chose not to return to Cincinnati and instead, signed a three-year deal worth $24 million with the New York Jets. It’s a move that Bengals fans have not been happy about since it happened.

The latest episode in “Why Bengals fans are mad at Uzomah”, however, revolves around a comment the former Cincy tight end made during a standard press conference on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Bengals fans continue to be angry with C.J. Uzomah

Of all of the things to get upset about, this is a pretty silly one. Uzomah simply made a comment about his new team and complimented them. Nowhere in that comment did he say the Bengals had a bad work ethic or that he didn’t enjoy being teammates with them.

The Jets signed Uzomah because of the leadership skills he showed while in Cincinnati and these are the kinds of comments that leaders make. Plus, the Jets do have some intriguing young talent and that’s a situation Uzomah is used to, coming from a Bengals squad that was led by their young talent last year.

Maybe fans didn’t like the comment but what is Uzomah supposed to say? Is he not supposed to heap praise onto his new team, the one who paid him $24 million? Fans need to quit getting so offended by everything Uzomah says or does.

Andre Perrotta said it best. Bengals fans might be mad that Uzomah didn’t return to Cincinnati but it’s time to get over that anger and move forward. Uzomah is not a member of the Bengals anymore and he’s onto the next chapter of his career.

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It might be hard to see or hear Uzomah discussing the Jets but that’s his team now. He’s going to take the leadership qualities he had in the Queen City to the Big Apple and that’s how the NFL works.

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