Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard 1-2 on Bengals RB depth chart

AP

In a piece posted last week, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals website suggested that rookie running back Joe Mixon could get 15-20 carries a game right from the start of the regular season.

It seems that message is not shared by all in the organization. The Bengals released their first depth chart of the year on Tuesday and Mixon isn’t listed as the top running back. Or the No. 2 back. Or the No. 3 back.

Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard and Cedric Peerman are listed on the top three rungs with Mixon ahead of three other backs in the “other” heading at the back of the line. Peerman is a special teams ace, but has six carries over the last two seasons so there’s not much reason to think that this depth chart is less an accurate portrayal of the pecking order on offense than it as a snapshot of which players have been in the NFL the longest.

If that’s going to change, Hill likely needs to be a lot more effective than he’s been while averaging under four yards per carry in each of the last two seasons while Mixon’s strong camp proves to be a mirage when faced with defenses wearing different uniforms.

8 responses to “Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard 1-2 on Bengals RB depth chart

  1. Marvin says he doesn’t believe in depth charts this soon, so this depth chart goes by seniority and who played last year.

  2. A typical AFC North style RB depth chart.

    The one new wrinkle is Joe Mixon.
    Mixon will prove dangerous on 3rd downs like Chris Perry (before and during his injuries).

  3. nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Tim Tebow still has more playoff wins than the red-headed guy the Bengals call a QB

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    Making fun of a guy for having red hair got old in elementary school. If that’s all you’ve got, don’t embarrass yourself. PFT, you delete a ton of my posts that aren’t nearly this idiotic, is nhpats on your staff?

    @doctorrustbelt – i don’t recall Chris Perry ever having a single good game…

  4. nhpats says:

    August 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Tim Tebow still has more playoff wins than the red-headed guy the Bengals call a QB
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    Pats fan trolling Bengals posts? I’m glad cheering for Tom Brady from your parents’ basement makes you feel like a winner at least once a week. Hill will fake an injury to spare his ego before Mixon properly replaces him. Tired of Hill’s hesitant 1 yd runs and his “individual” celebrations on 1 yd tds after he did nothing to help get the team in scoring position.

  5. “Mixon will prove dangerous on 3rd downs like Chris Perry (before and during his injuries).” I believe Perry scored 2 touchdowns in his 4 year career. Yep, quite dangerous on 3rd downs.

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