The 2019 low season for the Cincinnati Bengals was a failure because a deal was canceled Shaq Barrett an edge breaker. The Bengali medical staff found a shoulder injury that allowed them to withdraw from a deal they had already made. The problem is, according to Barrett, there was no shoulder injury.
That’s what Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic wrote of what Barrett said about the situation:
“They said I had something on my shoulder or something that – I have nothing on my shoulder. Then they went off, which annoyed me because I put all my eggs in that basket.
I thought Cincinnati was the right move for me, and they offered me a two-year contract, and my agent was sure he could get me up a little more than what they were offering, so this would be it most of the money I’d ever made with the greatest certainty. And that was all I wanted was security and stability for my family.
It was a shot in the stomach when they pulled the contract offer, but I haven’t heard from anyone about the shoulder injuries I attended because I never had a shoulder injury. “
Did Buccaneer’s LB Shaq Barrett have a shoulder injury?
After the Bengals pulled the offer off the table, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Barrett signed a one-year deal worth $ 4 million. Her medical staff saw no shoulder problem and he had 19.5 bags that season.
In 2020, he signed the $ 15.8 million worth of franchise day. Barrett has raised nearly $ 20 million over the past two seasons, and the Bengals’ offer that they failed two seasons ago would have cost them only $ 14 million in two seasons.
Was this a mistake by the medical staff or is this just a terrible judgment in the front office? In any case, this should never happen again.
The Bengals have a second shot at Shaq Barrett
Barrett becomes a free agent this season and the Bengals should make a deal and keep him. Barrett is now 28 years old. With eight seasons in the league, he’s got 41.5 sacks, and most of those sacks have been in the last two seasons.
Barrett is still in his prime and will be worth every penny to get him a three-year deal. Depending on the defense the Bengals use, Barrett would work best as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
LaVonte David from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also test free agency. You’d have to make some huge expenses to pull both players off. Barrett and David would be great additions, but to make it they have to cut off the defensive tackle Geno Atkins and a few others to make it work.