Bengals have multiple QB options to add to roster

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One last chance

Trevor Siemian is 28 years old and started 24 games for the Denver Broncos in 2016 and 2017 and one for the New York Jets in 2019.

Siemian led Denver to a respectable 13-11 record in his two seasons as a starter. In his NFL career, Siemian has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for
5,689 yards, 30 TD and 24 interceptions.

Siemian has a career passer rating of 79.6 with QBRs of 48.4 and 33.1. Siemian is not a mobile QB and has taken 66 sacks in 27 career games. With the Bengals offensive line, Siemian would not be as good of a fit as other QBs on this list. Any of the QBs signed would be place holders for Burrow until next season.

The possibility of Burrow not being able to start the 2021 season makes adding a veteran or young QB with upside important for the Bengals to continue to develop their nucleus. Wide receiver Tee Higgins has been one of the best rookies in the NFL this season. Higgins faltered when Finley came on Sunday.

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In his worst game since becoming a full-time player for Cincinnati, Higgins finished with two receptions for 26 yards with Finley playing most of the second half. Having a viable QB with Burrow potentially out for the next calendar year is important. The QB is the team leader and often the pulse of a franchise.