Bengals coach Zac Taylor wants to see what John Ross can do next season
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is taking over an offense that is loaded with talent across the board. It appears his top priority will be getting wide receiver John Ross more involved.
Ross’ career has gotten off to a quiet start through his first two years in the NFL. According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Taylor is looking to utilize him more on offense.
“Let’s see what he can put on tape,” Taylor said. “He was electric in college.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to Taylor’s comments. Ross had generated plenty of hype as a playmaker for Washington and he soon followed it up by breaking the NFL Combine record with a 4.22 40-yard dash. As a result, many were convinced he would become an immediate impact player in Cincinnati.
Unfortunately, the 24-year-old has had some trouble finding his footing thus far. Ross essentially missed his entire rookie campaign due to multiple injuries throughout the season and the Bengals ultimately elected put him on injured reserve. There was some hope that he would be able to bounce back strong last season. Unfortunately, he failed to make much of an impact outside of the red zone after hauling in just 21 receptions for 210 yards and seven touchdowns.
Ross still has a long way to go before establishing himself as a bonafide playmaker in the NFL. Fortunately, it is clear that he now has a coach that is adamant about getting him more involved in the offense moving forward. This could be just what the young speedster needs to help him tap into his potential.