Bengals, Boyd get big extension done

The 4th and 12 hero is officially remaining in stripes through 2022.

Last july, the Bengals extended a pair of star defensive linemen in Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins. Now they hope to the same with another iconic Cincy Duo. This time at wide receiver. The Bengals were able to strike a deal with Tyler Boyd for 4 years, worth $43 million and completed half of their wide receiver lock ups.

Tyler Boyd:

I worked so hard to get here, my road was up and down, my second year was iffy. … this is a life changing experience for me

He certainly deserves it after his third year in the NFL in which he racked up 76 catches, 1,028 yards, and 7 Touchdowns.

Resigning Boyd was one of the top priorities for Mike Brown and the Bengals front office and they were able to get it done swiftly, and fast as it comes just before training camp.

Boyd was a consistent top target in the Bengals offense last season and added an unexpected element to the team. He provided clutch plays, highlights, and added a locker room bonus. He is a big part of the culture change in Cincinnati.

In 2019 in Zac Taylor’s new offense, Boyd will be contributing to the rebooted passing attack. Tyler Boyd will be able to create space in the middle of the field, provide tough cases, and add a layer of offensive threat to an already dangerous offense. Boyd will bring along depth, experience, youth leadership, and $10.5 million a year along with him.

As the ink dries on Boyd’s new deal, all eyes head toward looming pro bowl receiver, A.J. Green to get a deal done.

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