8 backup quarterback options for the Bengals in 2022 season

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2. Colt McCoy

My personal favorite option for the Bengals to sign as their backup is Colt McCoy. Honestly, McCoy probably could start in the league but he’s served as a backup for the majority of his career.

The former first-round pick by the Browns has spent the past three seasons with three different teams but has shown that he can be a dependable backup during that time.

With Arizona, McCoy started three games and went 2-1 in that stretch. He didn’t look bad either, stepping into Kyler Murray’s offense and putting the Cardinals in the best possible position to win.

McCoy will turn 36 in September and isn’t worth signing to anything more than a one-year deal but perhaps Cincinnati can entice him with the allure of playing behind Joe Burrow and vying for a Super Bowl.

Fans would likely feel good about the offense continuing to be respectable if Burrow did have to miss time under McCoy, too. This would be my personal pick if I were the GM but there’s a more likely option.