Bengals Free Agent Signing Reunites Joe Burrow With Former LSU Teammate
When the NFL offseason began, one task that the Cincinnati Bengals wanted to accomplish was to continue building around QB Joe Burrow. While the team's offensive line should be its number one priority, it's also important for Cincinnati to give Burrow offensive weapons that he's comfortable with.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Bengals began addressing that need by signing Burrow's former LSU teammate, Thaddeus Moss.
Moss, the son of Hall-of-Famer wide receiver Randy Moss, was a member of the Washington Football Team last season. Unfortunately, he missed the entire 2020 NFL season due to injury and was released by the team last week.
However, Moss now gets to be reunited with Burrow and, hopefully, that gives him a good start to his NFL career. The duo played 12 games together at LSU in 2019. During that season, Moss made 47 receptions and converted that into 570 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Fortunately for Moss, the Bengals tight end depth chart isn't too crowded. Drew Sample has only had one full NFL season under his belt and he looked decent at best during it. Meanwhile, C.J. Uzomah missed 14 games in 2020 because of a torn Achilles tendon, so there's no telling how he'll look come the Fall.
At the end of the day, there's no guarantee that Moss and Burrow will light up the scoreboard. On the other hand, this signing does show that the Bengals are willing to give their franchise quarterback what he wants.
If Burrow and Moss can show that they can have chemistry at the NFL level, this could be the first step into turning the Bengals into a threat again.
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