- Paul Brown Stadium
- Head Coach
- Zac Taylor
- Offensive Coordinator
- Brian Callahan
- Defensive Coordinator
- Lou Anarumo
- Special Teams Coach
- Darrin Simmons
- Defensive Scheme
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd is coming off a breakout 1,028-yard season and is entering the final year of his rookie contract looking for a long-term contract extension. The 24-year-old doesn't want to leave Cincinnati after generating five games of 90-plus yards in 2018. Boyd is set to make just $981,000 in base salary this year, but he won't hold out this offseason before he gets paid. He is looking at Sterling Shepard's four-year, $41 million deal with $21.3 million guaranteed as a comparison for his skill level. Alongside A.J. Green, who is also entering the final year of his deal, Boyd should be able to be very productive again in 2019.
Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn is moving to left guard in 2019 to make room for first-rounder Jonah Williams at left tackle. Williams was the No. 11 overall pick of last month's draft. If he struggles out of the gates to protect quarterback Andy Dalton, the team could always shift Glenn back to left tackle, although he wasn't all that good on the left side in 2018.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (toe), who had offseason surgery for an injury that bothered him since Week 4 of the 2018 season, said that he will be healthy and ready for training camp this summer. The 30-year-old caught a career-low 46 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns in nine games last season, and he also played in just 10 games due to injury in 2016. He's not getting any younger and might be drafted as more of a high-end WR2 going forward, but there's no disputing that Green has been one of the most productive wideouts (when healthy) in his eight NFL seasons. Green has reached the 1,000-yard mark in six of his eight years in the league.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Washington tight end Drew Sample with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Sample is an extremely strong and physical tight end that excels in the blocking game. He didn't have much production catching the football in college, but the Bengals apparently love his physicality and he should be good news for running back Joe Mixon. Sample could eventually develop into a decent receiving tight end for Cincy, but fantasy owners should ignore him in redraft leagues.
The feeling around the league is that the Cincinnati Bengals aren't in the quarterback market for the first round of the draft on Thursday, especially not with the 11th overall pick. Andy Dalton had a disappointing year due to injury in 2018, but he could be on the hot seat in Cincy if he falters again in 2019. The Bengals are probably better off filling more pressing needs early in this draft, but you shouldn't rule them out from drafting a signal-caller at some point for extra depth at the position.