This has already been a busy week for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are doing everything they can to fortify the offensive line in front of rookie sensation Joe Burrow.
The Bengals have already signed former Bills guard Quinton Spain, and acquired B.J. Finney in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, but, Zeitler would be an upgrade over either player. If Sunday is any indication, when Burrow was sacked four times in a loss to the Cleveland Browns, two weeks after being sacked seven times by the Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals are going to need to do something to avoid Burrow getting too beaten up or from developing bad habits under pressure.
Cincinnati has just over $34.4 million in cap space next season, under current projections, according to Spotrac, so the Bengals have plenty of room to retain Zeitler beyond this seaosn.
Zeitler would fit right in as an immediate starter, and is already familiar with the AFC North, which could make this as seamless a transition as a player can get at the trade deadline.