The situation in the Cincinnati Bengals‘ backfield is growing more and more intriguing with each passing day. It once seemed pretty clear who the main dual-threat runners would be, but the emergence of newcomer Jeremy Hill’s muddles things a bit.
Going forward, the status of BenJarvus Green-Ellis is going to be interesting to see. Considering how much he stands to make this season—$2.3 million in base money, according to Spotrac.com—it does not seem like a wise financial decision to keep him on the team.
Giovani Bernard is one of the best up-and-coming running backs in the league. He’s incredibly quick and explosive and is a dual-threat in his own right, as he is useful in the passing game. There was never any doubt about his place on the roster.
Jeremy Hill and maybe even UDFA James Wilder, Jr. from Florida State make the battle for the spots behind Bernard intriguing. Hill has been getting some first team work, and with him being a second-round pick, you have to believe he’s going to see a lot of playing time in 2014.
With only four spots likely available, how will the running game stack up in Cincinnati?