Jun 11, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals John Skelton (left) hands off to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Skelton took over for Johnson late in the third quarter and made his case for the backup job. He led a 78-yard touchdown drive in which he finished it off with his 36-yard scoring pass to Dane Sanzenbacher. He finished the night 4/5 for 72 yards and a score.
Skelton has 15 touchdowns to 25 interceptions in 17 career starts with the Cardinals. He has also thrown for a total of 3,707 yards when he has seen action.
Zac Robinison is still on the roster, and theoretically has chance to compete the backup spot. He had a decent year on the practice squad, but the team is probably hoping to keep a veteran backup with actual starting experience to be prepared to takeover a Bengals squad expected to make it back to the postseason for the third-straight year.
So who is likely to be backing up Dalton when the regular season opens? There’s nearly an entire preseason left to determine this, but as of now, the favorite has to be Josh Johnson.