The Cincinnati Bengals don’t really realize that during free agency they can re-sign their own free agents. They could’ve re-signed Mohammed Sanu, Marvin Jones, Andre Smith, Reggie Nelson, Andrew Whitworth, and Kevin Zeitler over the past two seasons. All of them have contributed a lot to the Bengals organization, but the ones that left last year have played really well with their new teams. They have been in a cap bind but these are the market prices for their players and need to make things work if they want to be relevant.
6-9-1 is not a good enough record for a team with this much talent on offense and defense. Marvin Lewis may only have one more season left if he does not make the playoffs. Maybe he needs to win a game in the post season at this point. AJ Green is elite but they are losing players left and right and they may be a lot worse before they get better.