The Cincinnati Bengals organization has undergone significant changes over the past few years.
When Joe Burrow was drafted, the team moved from the bottom of the division to the top and will look to continue that success moving forward.
One of their main offensive contributors is Tee Higgins, who has recently announced a number change.
Tee Higgins is officially switching to No. 5 next season 🔥
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— PFF (@PFF) March 29, 2023
Higgins will be switching his jersey number to 5, which is the same number that he wore in college.
He was a standout wide receiver at Clemson, breaking out in his junior season.
That year, Higgins had 59 receptions for 1,167 yards, adding in 13 touchdowns.
After his junior year, Higgins declared for the NFL Draft, and the Bengals drafted him 33rd overall.
This was the same year that Burrow was selected, adding two valuable pieces to their offense.
In 2021, the Bengals drafted Ja’Marr Chase, who has been another impactful player in the organization thus far.
Due to their impressive draft picks over the last three seasons, the Bengals have set themselves up for success for the foreseeable future.
The AFC looks to continue to be a difficult conference, given the strong quarterback play of many teams.
However, the Bengals have added some key contributors during the free agency period, including moves that bolstered their offensive line.
Heading into the 2023 season, Higgins will begin his fourth year in the NFL.
He is still playing on his rookie deal and will look to standout, even more, this season, with the hopes of getting a large contract extension for the Bengals.NEXT: Former Eagles Second-Round Pick Is Signing With The Bengals