Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins does not yet have a long-term contract with Cincinnati, and the team is showing signs they want to give it to him.
The team has no interest in trading wide receiver Tee Higgins.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler went on “SportsCenter” and revealed that the Bengals turned down inquiries about a trade for Higgins at the scouting combine.
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Fowler also spoke on Joe Burrow and noted that the plan is “to do this early, just three years into his rookie deal, to try to spread out that salary-cap hit.”
The Cincinnati Bengals have no interest in breaking up the core that helped them reach two AFC Championship Games and the Super Bowl during the past two seasons.
The 24-year-old Higgins says he is only worried about the 2023 season and being the best he can be. Higgins said he is letting his agent handle everything to do with a deal
“Yeah, right now, I’m just preparing for the season,” Higgins said on The Pat McAfee Show. “I’m not really worried about the contract. Obviously, I want to get a deal done, but I let my agent handle that, and you know, right now, just for me getting my body right for next season.”
Higgins is hoping to spend his entire career in Cincinnati, but whether the team can financially afford keep him will be addressed down the road.
Last season, Higgins played in 16 games, putting up 74 receptions on 109 targets with 1,029 yards and seven touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.