Geoff Hobson reported yesterday that the Cincinnati Bengals will look towards the waiver wire today for a young quarterback that they can place on the team’s practice squad and develop in the same manner as they’ve done with Zac Robinson the past few years. This hasn’t exactly a successful endeavor for them though, as they’ve attempted to develop the likes of Craig Krenzel, Jeff Rowe and others QBs on the PS, but have never been able to find one who eventually developed into even so much as a third-stringer.
Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Alex Tanney (7) throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at AT
But hat doesn’t mean they shouldn’t keep trying, and there are some promising prospects out there. The Bengals got an up-close look at Alex Tanney of the Dallas Cowboys just two weeks ago, and he’s played admirably this preseason. Tanney was a consideration as a third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton, but was among the final cuts. He was 40 of 73 passing for 423 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions (65 QB rating) in the preseason.
The former Monmouth star owns NCAA career record for touchdown passes (157) and the Division III record for passing yards (14,249). He’s a three-time team captain with a 39-8 record in 47 career starts. He’ll definitely take a few years to develop, but here is some potential there.