Even though A.J. Green is expected to miss a few games to start the 2019 season, it looks like the Cincinnati Bengals star will be back in time for the London meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.
Right when the NFL schedule was released for the 2019 season, one game that immediately stood out for the Los Angeles Rams was the Oct. 27 meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in London.
After the Bengals finally made the overdue decision this offseason to move on from Marvin Lewis, the team hired one of Sean McVay‘s assistants in Zac Taylor with the hope he would help the offense get back on track.
While the verdict is still out there on whether Andy Dalton is the right answer for Cincinnati on offense, the good news Taylor is Cincinnati also has one of the league’s top wideouts to work with in A.J. Green.
Coincidentally, Dalton and Green entered the NFL during the same year in 2011 while becoming a dynamic duo in the process, meaning that battle in London will give the Rams’ defense quite the challenge.
But before that game arrives, it looks like the Bengals will be dealing with a bigger problem related to Green after the wideout recently underwent ankle surgery from an injury that took place while the team was recently practicing in Dayton.
For obvious reasons, there were plenty of concerns at first over the time frame Green would miss, and how much of an impact this would have on Cincinnati’s offense.
And since it looks like the Bengals caught a major break with Green only expected to miss a few games at the beginning of the year, it appears that Cincinnati should have him back in time for that key London game against Los Angeles, assuming no setbacks.
Looking far ahead to a game near the end of October may sound ridiculous to even discuss at this point in the summer, but also the Rams have a strong history of doing their homework under McVay, and have most likely been monitoring the situation with Green.
Knowing McVay, the Rams are going to continue taking the approach that Green’s recovery will go well enough over the next few months to make sure he returns well before that trip to London in what should be another exciting battle overseas.
With Green having a reputation for being a top receiver in the league as previously discussed, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib better be ready for this matchup come October, or the Bengals star will make them pay for it.