Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster post-draft edition

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The Cincinnati Bengals finished up the 2022 NFL Draft making six selections with a focus on the defensive side of the ball. But as teams continue to attack the free-agent market and as training camp approaches, head-to-head battles at positions will be on full display to see who will make the team and who won’t.

Cincinnati is very deep at certain positions, so earning a spot could be a lot harder this season, and the Bengals will have to do a lot of picking and choosing when it comes to deciding how they want to move forward with the team. But now, let’s get to the 53-man roster breakdown.

Quarterbacks (2)

Joe Burrow, Brandon Allen

This one is pretty easy to determine after the Bengals didn’t sign or draft any new quarterbacks this offseason. Instead, they re-signed Brandon Allen. Burrow and Allen have grown to have quite the relationship in the QB room, where Zac Taylor feels most comfortable with Burrow liking his backup, and Allen already understands the entire playbook.

Jake Browning was on and off the 53-man roster a lot last season, which could be a recurring theme. They will keep a QB on the practice squad to be safe, and right now, that looks like Browning.

For the last two seasons, the Bengals ran with 2 QBs on the roster at all times so this year shouldn’t be any different.