Bengals Free Agency: 5 potential replacements for Brandon Allen in 2022

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Tyrod Taylor

One guy who has gotten somewhat of a raw deal over his career is Tyrod Taylor. He continues to get replaced by rookie quarterbacks who end up stepping in and showing they’re the answer. First, it was Baker Mayfield in Cleveland, then Justin Herbert in Los Angeles, and most recently, Davis Mills in Houston.

Taylor had decent seasons when he was the Bills starting quarterback but the team around his was subpar. With a better offensive line and far superior skill positions, Taylor could succeed in Cincinnati. Plus the pressure would be off of him as he wouldn’t be expected to start.

One thing the Ravens have right is having a backup whose playing style is exactly the same as their starter. That would be a drawback with signing a player like Taylor. His and Burrow’s styles are completely different and that’s something that could hurt them if Burrow were to go down because the entire offense would be changed.

In that instance, maybe it is smarter to go with someone who is more of a pure pocket passer. Burrow can move when he has to but he is mainly a pocket passer.

Even still, Taylor is a seasoned veteran who can step into a game and put points on the board.