8 backup quarterback options for the Bengals in 2022 season

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3. Mitchell Trubisky

I considered putting Mitchell Trubisky lower on the list because he’s very much capable of being a starter somewhere. The former second overall pick will spend his entire career getting compared to Patrick Mahomes after not living up to expectations in Chicago.

Last year, Trubisky surprised some people by signing with the Bills to serve as a backup to Josh Allen. It was a smart move for both Trubisky and the Bills, as the former first-rounder got to learn behind Allen and be a part of a winning team while the Bills had one of the best backup situations in the league.

It feels like now that Trubisky took a year away from starting that maybe the “Hey, let’s give him a shot as our starter” talks could heat up. If he does opt to remain a backup, Buffalo is another option for him, as he appeared happy there and the Bills would likely love to have him back.

If he’s willing to look elsewhere, Cincinnati should definitely be on the phone with Trubisky’s agent to try and get him to the Queen City.