Star wide out A.J. Green of the Bengals is done with his contract next Summer unless he and the Bengals come to a deal before then. Coley Harvey of ESPN wrote today about the situation.
“You know I watch ESPN all the time, and that’s all they talk about,” Green said Thursday during his camp for area children. “But like I say, I’m just here to play football. My body of work will speak for itself.”
Set to make $10.18 million in 2015 as part of his fifth-year option, Green expects to seek a new contract by season’s end. He still could receive a long-term deal at some point this offseason, but even he knows that’s a slim possibility right now.
“I don’t get into all the ‘I need a contract’ stuff,” he said. “I’m not here for money. I’m not broke. So I’m fine. I can wait until the end of the year to get a contract, but I know that time is coming.”
Instead of getting a new deal this summer, it is more likely one of two scenarios plays out: Either Green receives a new long-term contract at some point next year, or he gets slapped with the Bengals’ franchise tag in March.