Team 29 – Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
Rookie QB Joe Burrow will be good. But it will take this team several years to build around him. For now, the Bengals will be happy to double the wins from 2019, and that’s pretty much all that will happen for the team in 2020.
The Bengals never really stood a chance. The AFC North was awfully competitive, while they were not. Of course, the last place team landed LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, and I’m not convinced that landing the 2020 NFL Draft top pick did not become the team’s goal after week 10. In any case, the bad are richly rewarded.
The Bengals lost TE Tyler Eifert, S Clayton Fejedelem, G John Miller, QB Andy Dalton, and nine players who have yet to sign on with another NFL team.
The Cincinnati Bengals added rookie QB Joe Burrow and then added WR Tee Higgins as an offensive weapon. They added DT D.J. Reeder, CB Trae Waynes, S Vonn Bell, and G Xavier Su’a-Filo.
As much as I like the Bengals addition of Burrow, I’m mystified as to why the team did not more talent to the offensive line. After all, the kid deserves the security of knowing he will be safe in the pocket. Without improvement to the offensive line, there is really only so much a rookie quarterback should be expected to do. A four-win season would be huge in 2020 for him.