Tyler Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Boyd broke out with a 1,028-yard season in 2018 and made it clear he wants to remain with the Bengals.
\"That\'s what I\'m saying, bruh, I want to be here,\" he said. \"I think they feel that and know that. In my feeling, I think it is going to be done before camp. But ain\'t no telling. I\'m just going to continue to keep being patient and trust the process.\"
Boyd is set to make just $981,000 in base salary in 2019, but believes he\'s in line for a deal similar to the one Sterling Shepard received from the New York Giants.
\"I definitely look at the market and see where guys is at. A great example is Sterling Shepard. I feel like our game is kind of similar, kind of close,\" Boyd mused. \"He got four for $40 million. I kind of feel like I\'m in that area. Hopefully, they come like that or a little bit more or around that way. I feel like my ability is worth that much. I feel like my value is that much. But I\'m not going to go out there asking something crazy because I had one great year. I want to continue to show them that I can do that every single year, that I\'m a 1,000-yard receiver every year.\"