Bengals should make signing veteran QB off-season priority

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 15: (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Fitzpatrick who is a journeyman QB could be the perfect answer behind Burrow. Pro Football Focus predicted last week that the Bengals would sign Newton to a one-year $20 million contract in the 2021 offseason. At that price, the Bengals signing the former MVP now with New England, highly unlikely.

Trubisky is in the final year of his rookie contract with Chicago after being the second pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and might be looking to sign somewhere that he has a chance to build a long-term future.

Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee is a good comparison. Taylor would provide a veteran who is a team player with a proven ability in the NFL. Taylor was slated to be starting QB with the Los Angeles Chargers this season before he suffered a punctured lung by one of the Chargers trainers.

Winston could be looking for a similar opportunity to Trubisky. For the Bengals to be competitive in 2021 they need better depth at QB.

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Any of the listed signal callers would be huge upgrades over Brandon Allen and Finley. Cincinnati could supplement a veteran backup QB to Burrow with a late-round draft pick or young QB they could sign to the practice squad