The Cincinnati Bengals Have Placed The Franchise Tag On WR Tee Higgins

The Cincinnati Bengals are making sure they keep an important part of their offense off the free agent market.

The team announced on Monday that they have placed the franchise tag on WR Tee Higgins:

Higgins played in just 12 games in 2023 but was still an intricate part of their passing game. He caught 42 passes for 656yards and five touchdowns, posting a career high 15.6 yards per reception.

At the conclusion of the season, Burrow and head coach Zac Taylor both spoke highly of Higgins and said they hoped he’d stick around in Cincinnati:


The move positions the Bengals to retain Higgins for at least one more season. Should the two sides fail to come to a long-term agreement before July 15, Higgins will be restricted to a one-year deal with the club worth $21.816 million, which is the leaguewide franchise tag amount for wide receivers in 2024.