NFL Insider Jesse Bates shares the update

The Cincinnati Bengals' Jesse Bates # 30 reacts with his team after a break in the second quarter of the Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on February 13, 2022.
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Security Jesse Bates played a key role for the Cincinnati Bengals last season.

He was a force to be reckoned with, especially during the playoffs.

Bates also blocked a pass from Matthew Stafford in the Super Bowl LVI, but they still lost to the Los Angeles Rams.

Therefore, the Bengalis should not think of extending his long term.

After all, they had plenty of cap space in the offseason.

However, the Bengals assigned him a franchise tag valued at $ 12.9 million for security.

The decision proved to be a step backwards, as directed by NFL intern Dove Cleman.

Kleiman tweeted, “7 out of 7 players from #Bangla are in team practice today. Safety Jesse Bates is not one of the players tagged in the franchise. It is reported that there is no desire to play under the franchise tag this season.

Bates wants to be Bengali for a long time

The Bengals took Bates to the second round of the 2018 draft and gave him a four-year, 4.9 million rookie contract.

However, Cincinnati does not have the luxury of a fifth-year option because it is reserved for a first-round pick.

Therefore, they tagged him, giving them more time to finalize the contract extension.

Unfortunately, Bates will not move until he has long-term financial security.

He has the right to say that he was second-team All-Pro in 2020.

Also, he doesn’t want to leave a team that is competing for a legitimate championship for next year.

They made a tough offense with Joe Barrow, Jamar Chase, Tyler Boyd, T Higgins and Joe Mixon.

The Bengals solved their offensive line problems by bringing in Ted Carras, Lyle Collins and Alex Capa.

They have Trey Hendrickson, Sam Hubbard and Logan Wilson on defense.

Bates wants to contribute to a team that can win a Super Bowl but at a fair price.

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