The most common question in Cincinnati Bengals fandom right now is do they select Ja’Marr Chase or Penei Sewell with the fifth overall pick? As debate rages on, a Cincinnati Bengals legend and fan-favorite made his opinion known regarding the team’s selection. Between the two stand-out prospects, Anthony Muñoz stays on-brand with his opinion…
Cincinnati Bengals Franchise Legend Anthony Muñoz is on Team Sewell
The Hall of Fame left tackle wants the team to bring in their next elite blocker on the blindside. That should come as no surprise, considering Muñoz’s passion for the position. Furthermore, the team historically plays its best football when they’re stacked in the trenches. During his press conference for the team’s Ring of Honor announcement event, Muñoz gave Sewell his stamp of approval.
“Even though he’s been a nemesis to my [USC] Trojans I would have to go with the guy from Eugene, Oregon with Penei. I’ve watched him several times. I think having signed Riley Reiff, you got Jonah (Williams), you got (Trey) Hopkins coming back, you got (Xavier) Su’a-Filo, and now you add Penei to the mix,” said Muñoz. “I think if my name was Joe Burrow I’d be pretty happy.”
With the first four picks trending towards quarterbacks, the Bengals are in a prime position to take advantage of the board. By the time they pick fifth overall (barring a trade back), they can snag a blue-chip talent to accompany Burrow. Certainly, in pleasing Muñoz with the selection of Sewell, Cincinnati provides Burrow with a serious upgrade to his protection. Fresh off of allowing 48 sacks last season, the team already added veteran Riley Reiff this off-season. More help protecting Burrow, who is coming off of a major knee injury, seems like a wise move.
As Muñoz is looking forward to the possibility of a Sewell selection, he is also celebrating his own achievement. Today, it was announced that Muñoz would be one of four initial honorees in the team’s Ring of Honor. He joins legend and franchise founder Paul Brown, plus two more season ticket holder-selected honorees in this year’s class.
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