Bengals Rumors: 4 free agent QBs to sign as insurance after Joe Burrow injury

A season-ending wrist injury will leave Cincy without their franchise quarterback.
Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow
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2. Joe Flacco

Just a couple of days before Burrow's injury, another AFC North team experienced some tough news at the quarterback position. The Cleveland Browns will now be without their starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson, for the remainder of the year.

Already, Cleveland has been exploring their options outside of the building, including bringing in veteran Joe Flacco for a workout. If Cincinnati is interested in the former Super Bowl champion, they might need to act quickly.

Flacco last played in 2022 when he started four games for the New York Jets, going 1-3 in those starts. That was the third season he spent with the Jets after playing one year for the Denver Broncos. Of course, prior to those stints, Flacco played a long time for the Baltimore Ravens.

Flacco is no stranger to the black and blue beatings the AFC North can give. He's familiar with the rivalry and the brand of football that's played here. He was always known as one of the tougher quarterbacks to play the position while in the league, and brings a whole lot of experience and knowledge to the locker room.

Over his illustrious career, Flacco went 10-5 in the playoffs. They didn't call him "Joe Cool" for nothing.