Bengals who tumbled in value – No. 3: Brandon Allen
Joe Burrow can’t get back under center soon enough. The Bengals’ franchise quarterback hasn’t played a single snap in preseason yet, paving way for backup Brandon Allen to slide into that starting role for the time being.
It hasn’t been a pretty sight for Allen and he had a really rough night on Friday against the Football Team’s elite defensive line. He ended the night completing just eight of 17 passes for 70 yards with his highlight coming on a quarterback sneak in the third quarter.
While Allen hasn’t played well (and Friday night’s performance was excruciatingly painful), he’ll make the roster and be Burrow’s backup when the regular season kicks off. Kyle Shurmur and Eric Dungey got in on the action on Friday but neither looked capable of being a better option than Allen.
Allen had his moments last year while filling in for Burrow, but so far in preseason, it’s become clear that he probably won’t be the answer as the long-term backup.