Who is the Bengals' backup quarterback? Updated QB depth chart behind Joe Burrow in 2023

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The Bengals are disconnected to a pugnacious commencement to the 2023 NFL play and things whitethorn get worse earlier they get better.

After Cincinnati's Week 2 nonaccomplishment to the Ravens, prima backmost Joe Burrow told the media he "tweaked" the aforesaid close calf that caused him to miss astir the full preseason.

"I'm not definite however it's going to consciousness the adjacent mates days," Burrow said. "It's beauteous sore close present but nary telling however it's going to consciousness truthful I deliberation we're going to instrumentality it day-by-day."

On Monday, caput manager Zac Taylor said it's hard to accidental whether Burrow volition beryllium acceptable to play successful the Bengals Week 3 "Monday Night Football" matchup with the Rams, and that the squad is inactive successful the valuation process.

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If Burrow isn't capable to suit up, who is the adjacent backmost up connected the Bengals' extent chart?

Bengals QB extent chart

1. Joe Burrow

Burrow is, of course, the Bengals' starting quarterback. The 26-year-old precocious became the highest-paid subordinate successful NFL history, inking a five-year, $275 cardinal woody conscionable days earlier the commencement of the 2023 season.

Burrow has been battling a close calf wounded since the preseason, and helium hasn't looked 100 percent done 2 games truthful far.

The prima QB lone threw for 82 yards with zero touchdowns successful Cincinnati's season-opening nonaccomplishment against the Browns. He followed that show with 222 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception against the Ravens, but it besides came successful a losing effort.

After "tweaking" his close calf against Baltimore, it'll beryllium worthy monitoring Burrow's presumption each the mode up until the Bengals' "Monday Night Football" showdown against the Rams successful Week 3.

2. Jake Browning

If Burrow can't go, the Bengals volition person to crook implicit the keys of the discourtesy to Browning — the lone backup QB connected their extent chart.

Browning went undrafted successful 2018 aft 4 awesome seasons astatine Washington. The 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year threw for implicit 12,000 yards successful college, pitching 94 touchdowns to conscionable 34 interceptions with a 64.6 percent completion rate.

In 5 NFL seasons, this is the archetypal clip Browning has made a team's progressive roster.

He has lone played 4 snaps successful his NFL vocation — coming astatine the extremity of the Bengals' Week 1 nonaccomplishment to the Browns — and he's ne'er completed a pass.

This preseason, Browning threw for 277 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions with a 71.1 completion percent implicit 3 games.

Practice squad: Will Grier

Grier is the lone backmost connected the Bengals' signifier squad.

Grier was drafted by the Panthers successful the 3rd circular of the 2019 NFL Draft aft 3 seasons of assemblage shot betwixt Florida and West Virginia.

Grier has lone appeared successful 2 NFL games, some with Carolina during the 2019 season. He lone threw for 228 yards, completed conscionable 53.8 percent of his walk attempts and had 4 interceptions with zero touchdowns.

He was chopped by the Cowboys successful August earlier signing with Cincinnati's signifier squad.

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