6 Cincinnati Bengals to build around for future success

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

1. Joe Burrow

Teams can no longer win in this league unless they have a franchise quarterback. Unfortunately, the AFC is loaded with them.

If the Cincinnati Bengals want to stay competitive and be in contention for division titles, conference championships, and Super Bowls, then they need to commit to lock Joe Burrow up to a long-term deal by any means necessary.

There is no price too high for this guy, and Tobin, the Brown family, Blackburn, and Zac Taylor should know that. Unfortunately, players like Burrow don’t come around often, and this one they need to hold onto.

Joe Burrow won Comeback Player of the Year last season after suffering a season-ending injury his rookie season. The Bengals made one of the biggest single-season turnarounds in NFL history, and now they have the odds stacked against them again, trying to get back to the Super Bowl the year after they lost.

With Burrow at the realm, this team has a fighting chance year after year as long as the Bengals ensure he is a long-term piece.

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