Benson does believe that he’s deserving to return to the team. On a big contract.
“I think I’m deserving of that I just hope a couple teams feel the same way. It would be nice if it would be the Bengals, they drafted a quarterback in the second round and have young receivers, they’re going to need a horse in there,” Benson said on Sirius NFL Radio’s Late Hits show with Bryan McGovern and Maurice Jones Drew.
They do need a horse, and the team has indicated their top priority is to sign Benson via free agency. There is no need to break the bank for him, though.
Benson was average at best last year, with all of his big games coming against the worst teams in the league. He’s carried the ball a lot over the last two and a half seasons in Cincinnati.
The Bengals got a great deal when they picked up Benson “off the street” but they don’t need to overpay him now like they did with receivers Antonio Bryant and Laveranues Coles.