Given that there are just two weeks remaining in the 2018 season and the Bengals have been eliminated from the playoffs, it’s possible Cincinnati holds him out for the remainder of the year.
A few weeks ago, Boyd said he’s “very open” to an extension that would keep him in Cincinnati beyond the 2019 season.
“I’m very open for an extension,” Boyd said, via Jay Morrison of the Athletic.
“I definitely think about that at times because all the hard work and what I’ve done has showed why I should get paid,” Boyd explained. “But at the end of the day, I’m here to play football and I want them to know that. It ain’t all about the money. I love to play the game. Yes, I want to get the money because I’m working my tail off.”
Boyd, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $4.237 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $787,179 and $980,769 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Boyd has appeared in 14 games for the Bengals and caught 76 passes for 1,028 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.