The Cincinnati Bengals already have their franchise quarterback in place with Joe Burrow.
But all great teams need a good backup quarterback just in case the starter gets injured.
We have seen many teams’ seasons get derailed because the play of their backup quarterback is not up to snuff.
The Bengals seem interested in addressing their backup quarterback position in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Finding a good backup in the draft is vital because it can save the team a lot of money.
Albert Breer says the Bengals are hosting UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson for a pre-draft visit.
The Bengals are hosting UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson a 30 visit today/tomorrow, per sources. With a new contract coming for Joe Burrow, hitting on a Day 3 QB to save 💰 on depth at the position would be big.
Also, Clemson DE Myles Murphy will be in Cincinnati tomorrow.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2023
Thompson-Robinson is likely to be a day-three pick but could be a nice cheap backup for a few years.
Plus, the Bengals need to save money at some spots with Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, and Ja’Marr Chase all needing new contracts soon.
A team rarely finds a future franchise quarterback on day three, but there have been cases of it.
Some day-three picks that are still starting in the NFL are Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins, and Brock Purdy.
While the Bengals do not need a starting-caliber player at backup, it is always a great luxury to have.
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