Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins will wear No. 85 this season. Fittingly enough, A.J. Green wants to mentor Higgins much as Chad Johnson, the last man who wore that number, mentored him as a young player.
Green told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com he hopes to be a mentor to Higgins much in the way Johnson was a mentor to him during his rookie season, prior to Johnson being traded to the New England Patriots:
“We were just out there winging it half the time,” Green said of the rookie tandem with Dalton. “I was so looking forward to play with Chad when I first got here. ‘Oh my God, I’m going to play with Chad and it’s going to be unbelievable.’ I’ve got to talk to Tee a couple of times. Great guy. Unbelievable talent. He’s very glad he can come in and learn and I think he’s going to help us out a lot because he can make plays down the field like no other.”