Mackensie Alexander (Cincinnati Bengals)
Mackensie Alexander followed his teammate Trae Waynes to the city of Cincinnati this offseason. Alexander didn’t get much of a contract, as he only signed a one-year deal with the Bengals worth $4 million deal.
This contract seems extremely cheap for a guy who appears like he’s finally coming into his own. Many figured he’d get a multi-year deal worth much more this offseason. But apparently he either has poor representation or the NFL isn’t aware of the type of player this kid has become.
There’s no question that Alexander’s career in purple got off to a rough start. He looked completely lost on the field during his rookie year and if he got close to a receiver, he was usually grabbing too much and drawing a flag.
His second year in Minnesota wasn’t good either, but he started playing better at the season’s end. He came into his own his third year with the Vikings finishing with 43 tackles and he really took to blitzing as he ended the year with four sacks.
Alexander battled some injuries last season and that mainly the reason behind the decrease in his production. Nonetheless, this is a player who is still only 26-years-old and it feels like his best football is ahead of him.
Cincinnati could be getting a bargain at $4 million this season and they may have to shell out even more money next year if they want Alexander to keep on eating that local chili.