Every Cincinnati Bengals QB since 2000
12. Gus Frerotte
The worst starting quarterback for the Bengals since the new millennium has to be Gus Frerotte. The former seventh-round pick by Washington in 1994 spent eight years in the league before he landed in Cincinnati and had some really good years before then.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t good when he suited up for the stripes for three starts during the 2002 season. He threw for a measly 437 yards and only had one touchdown compared to five interceptions. The Bengals lost all three of Frerotte’s starts and there’s a reason why he’s a forgotten former quarterback in Cincinnati history.
11. Akili Smith
The former third overall pick in the 1999 draft, Akili Smith earned his draft bust label. It was a risky pick at the time due to the limited sample size from Smith and ultimately, the selection backfired and Smith only ended up starting 13 games over the span of his four years with the team.
His total stats ended up being 2,212 passing yards, five touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He did rush for 371 yards and another score but that doesn’t make up for the poor passing numbers. Smith earned this spot on the list.