7 Cincinnati Bengals who are next in line for extensions

Leigh Oleszczak
Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

6. Tyler Boyd

Before Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins were catching passes and making the crowd ooh and aah, Tyler Boyd held that role for the Bengals. The former second-round pick in the 2016 draft exploded onto the scene during his third NFL season, catching 76 passes for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns.

He continued that success in 2019, recording 90 catches for 1,046 yards and five touchdowns. In a year where the Bengals won just two games, Boyd was one of the few bright spots.

In 2020, Higgins joined the Bengals’ offense and this past offseason saw Chase join the team as well. That led to Boyd not getting as many targets as he was used to. Boyd occasionally had big games but he definitely was the odd man out of the starting trio.

While Boyd might be looked at as an easy option to move on from, he’d probably be easier to keep over Higgins. If the Bengals want to ensure they keep one of the two, perhaps they could try and extend Boyd sooner rather than later.

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