The Bengals check in at No. 9 in PFT’s preseason power rankings. They are the third AFC North team we’ve profiled, with the Steelers (No. 15) and Browns (No. 22) the others. They are the 12th AFC team we’ve previewed, which leaves them No. 5 among the conference’s clubs entering 2014, per the vote of the PFT staff.
There’s a lot to like about the Bengals. There are far, far worse rosters. On the other hand, the club’s recent lack of postseason success is inescapable. Will the Bengals ever break through?
In some regards, we could have the same discussion about the Bengals’ in-state rivals, the Browns. While Cleveland hasn’t made the playoffs in 12 years, it has stockpiled some good talent.
Which brings us to today’s question.
Let’s suppose you have a chance to become the General Manager of the Bengals or Browns. Your initial contract will run from 2014 through 2019. If either team wins the Super Bowl in these next six seasons, you get a big bonus, and your contract extends another six seasons. However, if your club doesn’t win the Super Bowl, you will be fired, and you will leave Ohio in shame.
So which job do you take?
Give us your take in the comments and vote via the poll. Have fun.