3 burning questions for Bengals entering training camp

Tommy Jaggi

Bengals fans everywhere are getting excited to watch their team take the field for the first time since last season. Cincinnati finished last in the AFC North in 2018 with a 6-10 record, and they will look to bounce back this season. 

There have been a lot of changes since the end of last year, including adding a new head coach for the first time in 16 seasons. Here are 3 burning questions Bengals fans would like to have answered this season:

How will Zac Taylor do in his first season?

There is no doubt that fans are excited about new head coach, Zac Taylor. But with the Bengals earning just 6 wins last season, should we lessen expectations? 

Taylor did a fantastic job working with Jared Goff during his time in Los Angeles. I think he could boast a better record in his premier season as a head coach than Marvin Lewis did in 2018, but only time will tell. 

Will the Bengals give A.J. Green a new contract? 

A.J. Green is a 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who is entering his 9th season in Cincinnati.  However, it wasn't Green who received a fat, new deal, rather Tyler Boyd. 

Green wants to be paid like a top-flight receiver in the NFL, and there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Boyd's deal means that A.J. Green isn't going to stick around with the Bengals. It will be interesting to see how this whole scenario plays out.

Will the Bengals be competitive in 2019?

No fan wants to begin training camp without hope for their football team. The Bengals finished just 6-10 last season, and have now posted losing records in three straight years. 

Though they lost Jonah Williams to injury and Clint Boling to retirement, there is still plenty of reason for optimism. The Bengals brought in an innovative new head coach in Zac Taylor. He will look to bring a different demeanor to this football team.

Andy Dalton and A.J. Green (who both missed large portions of the 2018 season) are returning from injury. A good head coach and keeping your star players healthy could go a long way. The Bengals will have a chance to prove their worth in 2019. 

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