The Cincinnati Bengals are going to have a lot of changes this offseason, and they will likely start at the top, as head coach Marvin Lewis could be coaching his last games with the organization. While Lewis is a terrific coach in the regular season, he has never won a playoff game as the head coach in Cincinnati, in a run that spans 15 years.
In addition, the Bengals have a lot of decisions to make about their personnel, and they may want to blow this thing up and bring in some new faces for the 2019 campaign. One area where they could use a facelift is at the linebacker spot, where guys like Vontaze Burfict are currently the face of the organization.
With their first overall pick in 2019, the Bengals should look to bring in the best outside linebacker in this draft class, and that would be Josh Allen from Kentucky. In fact, Allen is one of the better overall talents available next Spring, and on the Bengals, he would slide right in as a starter in year one on this defense.
This Bengals team is not lacking in talent, and have an electric young running back, as well as one of the better wide receivers in the NFL on the offensive side of the ball. They have to get better on defense, because the AFC North is going to be wide open next season, especially with how far the Steelers have fallen in recent weeks.