The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t address the quarterback position over the offseason but, in their defense, they didn’t need to. Joe Burrow was one of the most exciting players in the league last year and while the backup and third-stringer aren’t exactly the most thrilling names out there, Cincinnati felt comfortable with the position and didn’t feel the need to do anything more.
With the draft in the books and the team not drafting a quarterback or signing one in undrafted free agency, the position looks the same as it did before the draft.
Even with that being the case, let’s take a look at the position in case you forgot who’s behind Burrow on the depth chart. We’ll go ahead and start with Joey Franchise.
QB1: Joe Burrow
This is the most obvious position on the roster. Joe Burrow came back strong in 2021 after missing the final six games of his rookie year due to an injury. While he got off to a slow start this past year, once he got back in the swing of things, it was hard to slow him down.
The former No. 1 overall pick finished his first full season as a starter with 4,611 yards, which is the most-ever in a single season for a Bengals quarterback. He also threw 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions through 16 starts (he sat out the final game due to the team already clinching a playoff spot).
Unless something unfortunate happens, Burrow will be the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2022.