It’s been believed that superstar receiver AJ Green is very much in the Bengals’ long-term plans, as that’s been the word around the team, but that may not be the case.
Green is currently on the franchise tag, however, he’s yet to sign it. He and the team only have a few more days — until July 15 — to come to an agreement on a long-term extension. The interesting part of it all is that Green has yet to sign the franchise tag, essentially backing the team into a corner.
And they may not be all that happy about it.
Despite the previous talk suggesting otherwise, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently reported that the two sides are unlikely to come to an agreement.
“He has not signed the tag,” Fowler said. “I’ve talked with some sources involved. They don’t know if he’s going to, or if a long-term deal is going to get done. They don’t sound overly optimistic in Cincinnati that their best pass-catcher will be locked up long-term. They expect that he will play this year on the tag.”
Franchise tag updates on Dak Prescott (Cowboys aren’t worried), Chris Jones (progress?) and A.J. Green (Bengals not overly optimistic) pic.twitter.com/7FHXVmo1S6
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) July 11, 2020
If the Bengals do attempt to force Green to play on the franchise tag, that may destroy any chances of coming to an agreement in the future, so this will be an interesting situation to monitor in the coming days.