Cincinnati Bengals All-Time Passing Leaders – No. 10: Turk Schonert (2,756)
Bengals Quarterback from 1981-1989
Turk Schonert was a ninth-round pick in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Bears but didn’t play a single down for them. He ended up in Cincinnati in 1981 and remained there for eight of his nine seasons in the NFL.
Schonert was a perennial backup during his NFL years and was the ultimate backup for the Bengals during his eight years there. He started just seven games for them and appeared in a whopping 64 total games.
From 1981-1985, Schonert made six starts and went 4-2 when called upon to take the reigns. He signed with Atlanta in 1986 and spent one year there before returning to Cincinnati for the final three years of his career.
When it was all said and done, Schonert had thrown for 2,756 yards, seven touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Despite being a career backup, he’s in the top 10 of Bengals’ passing yards but he’ll likely be getting passed by Joe Burrow after this year.