Cincinnati Bengals invite Eric Dungey to rookie minicamp
The Cincinnati Bengals are giving former Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey a chance to show what he can do in rookie minicamp. Dungey tweeted that he would not be playing in The Spring League this upcoming weekend because of the opportunity with the Bengals.
Dungey played for the Orange for four years (2015-2018) and threw for 9,340 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions while rushing for 1,993 yards and 35 touchdowns. His best season came in 2018 when he threw for 2,868 yards, 18 touchdowns, and nine picks. Syracuse went 10-3 that year.
Dungey has spent time with the Giants and Browns as a practice squad member and also participated in the short-lived rebooted XFL. He continues to make the most of the opportunities presented to him and while it’s an uphill battle for him to make the Bengals’ roster, anything is possible.
Eric Dungey would be competing for the QB3 spot on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster.
The Bengals have four quarterbacks currently on their roster: Joe Burrow, Brandon Allen, Kyle Shurmur, and Collin Hill. The only question mark at the position is at the third-string spot, which is between Shurmur and Hill. Shurmur was a UDFA out of Vanderbilt in 2019 and the Bengals signed Hill out of South Carolina as a UDFA this year.
Dungey certainly had the most success team-wise in college out of those guys. It’ll be interesting to see if anything comes from this signing and while it could be nothing more than simply having another body in minicamp, this could be a sign that the Bengals aren’t entirely comfortable with just Shurmur and Hill as their QB3 options moving forward.
Dungey was fun to watch during his Syracuse days and he can make things happen both with his arm and with his legs, so it’d be fun to see if he can stick with the Bengals through preseason, and maybe we can see him in action.