Bengals WR Tyler Boyd says 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 says he’s comfortable with the Bengals and believes they can be “unbeatable” if they continue building.
“I’m comfortable here,” Boyd said. “I like it here. I like the guys that are here. I like the coaches. And I know we have the team to be great. We just have to keep everybody healthy and keep everybody rolling and just stay together. A lot of times there’s a lot of ups and downs, but if we can keep the train going straight, keep everything going straight, no stops or nothing, we can be unbeatable. We can be like the Chiefs in this league.”
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 12 games for the Bengals and caught 69 passes for 938 yards receiving and six touchdowns.