When the Cincinnati Bengals made a giant splash, signing Orlando Brown Jr. in free company, we knew they’d their new left sort out of the longer term.
Many thought this meant former first spherical decide Jonah Williams would transfer from left sort out to proper sort out, the place he performed in faculty at Alabama throughout his freshman yr. Some have thought he could be higher on the suitable facet his total profession.
That doesn’t seem like the plan, as NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that Williams has requested a commerce out of Cincinnati.
Hardly ever are legit beginning LTs accessible. However circumstances have modified in Cincy. Jonah Williams is due $12.6M assured on his fifth yr possibility. https://t.co/pkmT4QxS31
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2023
That is one thing we’re beginning to see extra ceaselessly within the NFL. With the distinction in contracts for left and proper tackles, a participant would hardly ever need to change positions.
In actual fact, that was a part of Brown’s dispute with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown was enjoying proper sort out, then was compelled into motion at left sort out. After that stint, he determined he needed to remain on the left facet and be paid as such. It seems Williams needs to comply with the identical type of path.
Williams’ profession in Cincinnati has been sadly a letdown. Because the eleventh general decide in 2019, accidents and inconsistent play have stopped him from changing into what his potential confirmed he may be.
The Bengals aren’t normally fast to commerce gamers on the roster simply because they requested for it, so it is going to be fascinating to see how this performs out. However hopefully, one thing will occur earlier than or through the 2023 NFL Draft.