8. Brandon Allen
After some decent performances for Denver during the 2019 season, the Bengals didn’t hesitate to add Brandon Allen when Burrow got injured in 2020. Allen went on to start five games that year and threw for 925 yards, five touchdowns, and four picks.
The highlight for Allen during that 2020 season was when he threw for 371 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 15 victory over the Texans. The following year, Allen only started one game due to Cincinnati resting its starters in the final game. Allen wasn’t impressive, tossing 136 yards and a score.
7. Jeff Driskel
In 2018, Jeff Driskel made his NFL debut with the Bengals. He had been drafted two years prior in the sixth round by the 49ers but never saw the field. When he took the field for the first as an NFL starter in Week 12 against the Broncos, Driskel did okay, tossing for 236 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He finished that year with 764 yards through the air, five touchdowns, and two interceptions.