Cincinnati Bengals: Sign LB Avery Williamson
The Cincinnati Bengals made the move that many were waiting for after the 2018 NFL season, as Marvin Lewis was relieved of his duties as head coach. It was a very long run for Lewis in Cincinnati, and while he won more than his fair share of regular season games, he never was able to win that elusive playoff game.
As they head into their next Era of football, the team is still searching for their next head coach, but a favorite has emerged in Zac Taylor from the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor is the current quarterbacks coach under Sean McVay, whose disciples seem to be the hot candidates for coaching gigs all over the NFL.
Whoever is the head coach next season, they have a lot of work to do, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Cincinnati needs help on all three levels of their defense, and they should start to look at some of the fantastic linebacker talent that this free agency class has to offer.
One name that makes a lot of sense for Cincinnati is Avery Williamson, who is coming off a standout season playing for the New York Jets. Williamson is a guy who you can insert in you defense and expect 100 tackles, and on the Bengals, he would be the kind of leader this defense has been missing for quite some time.