The Bengals today re-signed WR A.J. Green to a one-year contract.
"From the day that he joined our organization nine years ago, A.J. Green has been an outstanding player and a class act," said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn. "We are pleased that he will be part of the team this year, starting with the first practice. By signing, A.J. puts himself and the team in the best position to have a great season together, and we look forward to the opportunity at the end of the season to discuss keeping him here long-term. He has been an integral part of our team, and we expect this year that he will be the same impact player he has always been."
A 10th-year player in 2020, Green was originally a first-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2011, and has become one of the most productive receivers in team history. He currently stands second in Bengals history in career receptions (602) and receiving yards (8907), is tied for second in receiving TDs (63), and ranks first in 100-yard receiving games (33). He also has 10 career games with at least 150 yards and one TD, which are the most among active NFL players entering 2020.
Green, who earned appearances in seven straight Pro Bowls to begin his career (2011-17), stands as the only NFL WR since the 1970 merger to start his career with seven consecutive nominations. Those seven Pro Bowl selections are third in team history behind DT Geno Atkins (eight) and HOF OT Anthony Munoz (11).
"A.J. is one of the best receivers in the NFL," said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. "He's an important part of our plans, and we're thrilled to have him in the fold from Day 1. We're looking forward to the impact of his talent and leadership on our offense this season."
The Bengals designated Green as the team's franchise player on March 16, and it was that franchise player offer he signed today.