Bengals Bad Luck Has Already Started

Trae Waynes' injury is a big blow to the Vikings.
Trae Waynes' injury is a big blow to the Vikings. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals have had a rough go of it in recent years, going 15-33 over the past three seasons. But with the Joe Burrow era set to begin, fans were hoping things would finally be different in 2020. Unfortunately, it seems like the same old Bengals.

The team went out and added stud cornerback Trae Waynes in free agency this offseason, but he's already torn his pectoral muscle before even playing one official snap for Cincinnati.

This is a really big loss for the Bengals. Cincinnati let Darqueze Dennard and Dre Kirkpatrick walk this offseason, so Waynes was expected to play a significant role from day one.

He's also being paid like an elite cornerback, as his average salary of $14 million has him tied for the sixth-highest mark at the position – a full $1 million more than the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stefon Gilmore.

Hopefully Waynes can get back on the field before the season ends, but William Jackson III and Mackensie Alexander will need to step up in the meantime.

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