After missing the entire 2019 season with an ankle injury, A.J. Green returned to the Bengals and played all 16 games in 2020. It was the first time he’d played a full season since 2017, as he appeared in only nine in 2018.
But Green’s production was not nearly at his previous standard. Green was targeted 104 times but caught just 47 passes for 523 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Green averaged 32.7 yards per game — well off his previous career mark of 80.2 YPG.
Green signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Cardinals as a free agent in March. And even as Green turns 33 at the end of July, his new quarterback is excited to see what he can do in 2021.