C.J. Uzomah hasn’t become a big name in his four years in the NFL, but he has filled an important role for the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Tyler Eifert suffering a serious of unlucky and brutal injuries, Uzomah has been there to pick up the slack when the big-name tight end has gone down.
Now, he’s getting rewarded. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Uzomah, a former Auburn Tiger, is getting a new three-year deal with the Bengals:
Tight end C.J. Uzomah has agreed to terms heading back to the #Bengals on a 3-year deal worth more $18M, source said. Nice deal for Uzomah.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
At more than $18 million, that’s over $6 million a season the former Auburn standout will be making. Not a bad payday for a guy who has 79 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns in his career.
Uzomah was a fifth-round pick back in 2015. He is used primarily as a run blocker, much like he was at Auburn.