Bengals have multiple QB options to add to roster

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Developmental quarterbacks

A quartet of young QBs on practice squads would be worth looking into for the Bengals to add to their roster to develop for the future to backup Burrow long term and potentially receive playing time this season and early next year.

Devlin Hodges, Josh Rosen, and Trevor Siemian have differing levels of NFL experience.

Devlin Hodges

Hodges started six games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 when Ben Roethlisberger was lost for nearly the entire season and Mason Rudolph sustained a shoulder injury. Hodges completed a solid 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,063 but a brutal five TDs and eight interceptions. Hodges had a low passer rating of 71.4 and 30.6 QBR.

Josh Rosen

The Josh Rosen story is well known among even most casual NFL fans. Rosen was the 10th pick of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. As a rookie in 2018, Rosen led Arizona to a 3-10 record completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 TDs, 14 interceptions.

Rosen had an anemic 66.7 passer rating, 24.7 QBR and took 45 sacks. Ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals traded Rosen to Miami for a second-round pick. Arizona chose Kyler Murray with the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Rosen was worse in Miami completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 567 yards.

Rosen threw one TD, five interceptions, had a 52.0 passer rating, 20.7 QBR and took 16 sacks as the Dolphins went 0-3 in his starts. Rosen was waived just before this season began and signed shortly afterward to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. Rosen is behind Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin on the Tampa depth chart.