The offseason drama continues, and this time it’s unfolding in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Entering the 2023 offseason, there were rumblings around the league that Bengals star wide receiver Tee Higgins could be on the trade block, as many believed the team would be unable to pay him as he heads into his contract year.
This morning, however, it was announced that some big news regarding the star wideout is on the way. Is a contract extension coming? Has he requested a trade?
According to sources, the announcement is expected to come within the next 24 hours, once Higgins returns from his Cabo vacation.
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As is usually the case, news like this had the NFL community speculating on Twitter.
Some believed this meant that Higgins and the Bengals had agreed on a contract extension, while others thought a trade announcement could be coming.
So what’s the real answer? Based on a tweet from Bengals fan account @zimwhodey, is sounds like Tee is getting the extension he deserves.
Rejoice, Bengals fans. This is probably the best offseason news you could have asked for.
Higgins was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft, with the 33rd overall pick. Since then, he has proven himself to be among the top up-and-coming wideouts in the league. Through his first three seasons in the league, the former Clemson star has 215 receptions for 3,028 yards and 19 touchdowns. Last season, he had 1,029 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games, helping Cincy reach the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row.
He’ll be just 24 years old when the 2023 season kicks off in September.
With Higgins lining up alongside 2021 draft phenom Ja’Marr Chase and veteran Tyler Boyd, it is widely believed that the Bengals have the best receiving corps in the entire NFL.
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