This QB and WR duo could give the Philadelphia Eagles a headache.
When the Bengals drafted Tyler Boyd in 2016, A.J. Green was cemented as the team’s number one receiver, and not many would have envisioned the Pitt standout to take his place after a slow start in his career. In his first two years in the NFL, Boyd had just 76 catches for 828 yards and three touchdowns. Things have turned though as he’s had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019.
Boyd is now established as the Bengals’ number-one option and he’s hauled in 11 receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown this season. Expect the Bengals to test the Eagles secondary and feed Boyd the ball in Week 3.
Every so often, experts tout someone as a cant-miss prospect, the best one they have seen in a long time. Andrew Luck was that guy, but he couldn’t stay healthy. This year, Joe Burrow is all the rage. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner has a long way to go before he establishes himself as one of the better NFL quarterbacks, but so far, the reviews have been encouraging.
Burrow hasn’t won his first NFL game yet, but he passes the eyeball test. His teammates and coaches are behind him. He’s quickly become the leader and the face of this Bengals franchise. He’s completed 60 of 97 seven passes for 508 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The Eagles will see firsthand in Week 3 what the LSU standout brings to the table.