2020 is an exciting time to be a Bengals fan for three main reasons.
Reason number one, quarterback of the future, Joe Burrow.
The former LSU national champion has elevated himself into the NFL and into the Cincinnati offense.
The 23-year-old is breaking records weekly. Despite not seeing his performances result in wins, (apart from Jacksonville) the future of the Bengals franchise is bright with Joe Burrow at the center.
Burrow looks like he’s been in the league for years. His link up with fellow rookie, wide receiver, Tee Higgins is another reason things are looking brighter for Cincy.
Second round pick Tee Higgins is looking to be a great draft selection and a great help as a weapon for Burrow. Scoring three touchdowns in seven games, the new number 85 is showing up.
Speaking of the link up between Burrow and Higgins, it was a similar story with the old number nine and eighty-five, quarterback Carson Palmer and former wide receiver, Chad Johnson. It feels meant to be that the new quarterback and wide out would have the same numbers as the duo from 2004-2010.
Reason number three it is an exciting time to be a Bengal, is Zac Taylor. While it is true that the second year head coach and former Nebraska quarterback has a record of 3-19-1 since arriving in Ohio, and that is not to be over looked, he is only in his second season, with a rookie quarterback.
People need to see what Taylor is trying to do and give him time. I’ll admit, the defensive line isn’t the greatest and neither is the offensive line so it has been tough to see major strides of improvement from the team.
Taylor has already won half the amount of games he won last season and the offense is more than capable of winning games. Pass coverage is a significant issue for Cincinnati at the moment which is a result of the teams inability to generate any pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
If the Bengals can win at least four games out of the remaining ten, that won’t be a bad return.
There are exciting times ahead for the Cincinnati franchise, fans have to see that. With color rush week on Sunday the Bengals will face the 5-1 Tennessee Titans who provide another test for this young and hungry, Bengals team.