Tyler Boyd and the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement.
On Tuesday, July 23rd, Tyler Boyd has got his first contract extension. All of the details of the contract are not out yet, but ink Boyd in Cincinnati for at least four years. The contract is a four-year and worth $43 million. This makes him almost $11 million dollars a year.
In Tyler Boyd’s rookie season, he became a solid go to 3rd down specialist. Although he was inconsistent, too many dropped passes, he was still reliable. In his second season, Boyd was getting lost in the system and appeared to have doubts. However, Tyler Boyd made a fourth-down play that people still talk about to this day. And that play, in Week 17 of the 2017 season, changed his career trajectory moving forward.
In season three, Tyler Boyd started opposite of elite wide receiver A.J. Green. Due to Green’s injury, Boyd became the go-to receiver without disappointment. He had a breakout year. He became the Bengals receiving leader playing 14 games with 76 receptions, 1,028 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns.
Will the contract extension hurt A.J. Green’s chances of getting his contract?
This will not hurt A.J. Green’s chances at all. Both the Cincinnati Bengals and Green’s agent are very optimistic about getting a deal made. AJ Green has a market value of $16.6 million over three years. Making this deal would leave the Bengals still well under the salary cap. An extension like this would be comparable to Mike Evans wide receiver for Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Locking in both receivers will give the Bengals security in a position that is always growing in importance in the NFL. With Tyler Boyd talented enough to be a number one starter, he will definitely help get the double teams off of Green. This is quickly becoming a match made in heaven and one of the most dynamic receiving duos in the league.