Bengals pick up Jonah Williams’ 2023 option

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Add Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams to the list of 2019 first-round picks whose fifth-year options are being picked up around the league.

The Bengals announced their decision to exercise the option year on Friday. Williams now has a guaranteed salary of $12.604 million for the 2023 season.

Williams was the 11th overall pick in 2019, but he missed his entire rookie season with a shoulder injury. He was limited to 10 games by injuries in 2020, but started 20 games over the regular season and playoffs last season.

Williams returns from last year’s AFC champions, but he’ll have to familiarize himself with several new teammates. Center Ted Karras, guard Alex Cappa, and tackle La'el Collins have joined the team and that group could grow during the final two days of the draft.

3 responses to “Bengals pick up Jonah Williams’ 2023 option

  1. Cincinnati could have a serious offensive line moving forward – Go Bengals!

  2. I’m not sure he’s a legit left tackle, but compared to the garbage they trotted out there next to him last year there was no reason for anyone to test him much. For the relatively low price on the 5th year option, you have to keep him around and hope he continues to improve and stay healthy.

  3. This is a no brainer for the Bengals. Players being developed with good coaching. Upside comes to mind.

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