Zac Taylor reveals Bengals’ interest in veteran quarterback to join Joe Burrow
The Cincinnati Bengals currently boast a young quarterback group that is spearheaded by rookie Joe Burrow. Despite the team’s lack of experience at quarterback, Zac Taylor revealed that the Bengals don’t have any interest in adding a veteran.
Zac Taylor said the Bengals are not looking to add another QB. "We're set." Cincinnati not interested in adding a vet.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) May 8, 2020
After the 2019 season, it was presumed that the Bengals were going to select Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. As a result of Burrow’s arrival, Andy Dalton was expected to be either traded or released.
Even though Cincinnati expressed some interest in keeping Dalton, the veteran quarterback asked for his release. Upon his request, the Bengals obliged, allowing Dalton to sign with the Dallas Cowboys. While he will seemingly be the backup to Dak Prescott, Dalton won’t need to serve as a mentor, as he would have done in Cincinnati.
With Dalton no longer with the Bengals, besides Burrow, Ryan Finley and Jake Dolegala are the only other quarterbacks on the roster. Given that, at the young age of 25 years old, Finley is technically the veteran on the roster.
Of the quarterbacks on Cincinnati’s roster, Finley is the only one to have any experience in the NFL. In his rookie season a year ago, he threw for 474 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in three starts.
Nevertheless, Taylor and the Bengals are surprisingly confident in their current quarterback room. It goes without saying that Cincinnati would prefer to have Burrow as their only starter next season. In the event that he gets injured though, the Bengals may want to alter their opinion on not having a veteran.