OC Hue Jackson confirmed trust was a major factor in Gio Bernard out-touching Jeremy Hill 20-4 in Week 1.
Giovani Bernard was limited to 48 yards on 14 carries, but caught six balls for 62 yards in the Bengals' Week 1 win over Baltimore.
When asked about how touches would be split between Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill, coach Marvin Lewis said, "A smart guy would say Gio gets a little bit more."
The Bengals' website suggests the team "must have thunder and lightning dancing through their heads" following rookie Jeremy Hill's performance in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Giovani Bernard rushed 10 times for 17 yards and caught two passes for one yard in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Giovani Bernard has played on every single first-team snap during the preseason so far.
Giovani Bernard rushed seven times for 22 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' second preseason game against the Jets on Saturday, adding one catch for six yards.
The Cincinnati Enquirer believes Giovani Bernard will get a "good share" of the goal-line carries as part of 300 total touches.
Giovani Bernard started Thursday night's preseason opener, touching the ball four times on an eight-play opening drive.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner, Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill "are slotted as the starters" in the Bengals' backfield.
OC Hue Jackson said Giovani Bernard has had an "outstanding camp" so far.
Bengals RBs coach Kyle Caskey hinted at 260-300 touches for Gio Bernard this season.
The Cincinnati Enquirer expects the Bengals to feature Giovani Bernard "early and often."
Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson believes new OC Hue Jackson is targeting a "more ball-possession team that runs it more."