Sad from great Cincinnati Bengals key player:

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, during an NFL football game in Week 9 between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after making a catch in the fourth quarter.

Cincinnati Bengals fans processing Super Bowl 56 loss to LA Rams

Following a successful 2022 campaign that saw the Cincinnati Bengals win the AFC North division, the squad had a dismal season

Whether they like it or not, they may have to use the NFL draft to retool their roster for the upcoming season.

One reason for the Bengals’ disappointing season was quarterback Joe Burrow’s wrist injury sustained in Week 11. As a result, the team lost their franchise zplayer for the remainder of the season.

Houston Texans, Joe Burrow, and Cincinnati Bengals
After the fourth quarter of the NFL Week 11 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, quarterback Joe Burrow (9) of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field. The Bengals were defeated 34–20 by the Ravens.

The Bengals have to decide whether to give Tee Higgins a larger bag during the offseason. The wide receivers in their lineup are already solid, with Ja’Marr Chase at the top of the group, so the front office might need to find an unconventional way to handle Higgins’ big contract.

“Here, selecting a wide receiver high in the first round is one of two possibilities. In order to give their rookie receiver a year to learn from the veterans before Higgins departs in 2025 and is replaced by another receiver, the Bengals could first apply the franchise tag to Higgins. Alternatively, considering how effective rookie first-round receivers have been for most teams, the Bengals may let Higgins go this offseason and bring in the young player in his stead. Troy Franklin of Oregon, Michigan’s Roman Wilson, and LSU’s Brian Thomas Jr. should be among the receivers available when the Bengals select at No. 18 in the draft, according to Schatz.

In the upcoming months, it will be known if the Bengals decide to let Higgins go completely or to keep him around for the time being. But what is certain is

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