1. Brandon Allen
When push comes to shove, my bet would be on the Cincinnati Bengals to retain the guy who has served as Burrow’s backup the past two years and that’s Brandon Allen.
Now look, Allen isn’t bad. He started Week 18 surrounded by backups but also having to play against a lot of the Browns’ starters. He didn’t look great in that game, but things could have been much worse.
Allen stepped in for the Bengals for five games at the end of the 2020 season and had one really good game, which came against the Texans. Otherwise, he was just okay. This is pretty typical for a backup.
I wouldn’t be shocked if Allen wasn’t back with Cincinnati next season but for the most part, I think he’ll be Burrow’s backup again when the 2022 season gets underway.
What do you think, Bengals fans? Who do you think will be Burrow’s backup next season and who do you want to be his backup?