The Search for a new backup QB





If you watched JT O'Sullivan's performance on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, then you know for certain he should never, ever, never-ever be allowed to take a snap as a Cincinnati Bengal, ever, ever, again.

I decided to take a stab at looking at the free market and figure out if we actually have any viable free agents out there that would be an immediate upgrade (Andre Smith as QB would be an immediate upgrade, but you get my meaning) as someone able to take the reigns should Carson have to leave a game.

Barring QBs that still have a team jersey and paycheck, at least until the 53 man cutdown day arrives, here's our picks:

This is the most current list of free agent QB I could find 

If there are others you know about, or if any of these guys were recently snatched up, please let me know.


Todd Collins UFA (Cut) Washington Redskins Free Agent

When Jason Cambell was sucking it up last year, Collins went in.  We know that with McNabb in the house the Skins had to let someone go.  His stats are lackluster but compared to JTO'S, might be a good option.

QB Daunte Culpepper UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent

I have mixed emotions about Culpepper.  I don't think he's got much left in the tank.  Better than JTO'S, probably.  Able to win games, Probably not.

QB Jeff Garcia UFA (Cut) Oakland Raiders Free Agent

Garcia has been on our radar for a while now.  He would be an upgrade.

QB Matt Gutierrez UFA (Cut) Kansas City Chiefs Free Agent

Well, the Chefs cut him. Need I say more?  OK, he's been injured for a long time, and reeks of medocrity.  Moving on.

QB Gibran Hamdan Signed Buffalo Bills CFL

In june, Hamdan announced his retirement from Pro ball.  Moving on.

QB Josh McCown UFA Carolina Panthers Free Agent

This one has some interest value.  He's actually in the UFL for Hartford.  This kids got some game to him.  I think he'd be an upgrade on the cheap.

QB Mike Reilly UFA (Cut) St. Louis Rams Free Agent

Reilly got picked up for a stint by the Seahawks in the spring, then dumped.  There's low, very low interest level in him by anyone.  I don't see him as an upgrade.

QB Jeff Rowe UFA (Cut) New England Patriots Free Agent

Rowe's been around, including here.  I see him as a possibility to upgrade at backup and the system would not be completely unknown to him.

QB D.J. Shockley UFA (Cut) Atlanta Falcons Free Agent

Not very much info about someone that is as uninteresting as shockley.  Do you know anything about him?

QB Brian St. Pierre UFA Arizona Cardinals Free Agent

He had a back injury last year, and the Cards opted to not sign him back up.  Do they know something that would mean stay away?  Or if given enough time could he be ready in 2010?  Lots of ?????

QB Mike TeelNew player news! UFA (Cut) New England Patriots Free Agent

Picked up by Chicago and promptly tore a hammy.  Pass.


Other than that, what other options are there left?  Did Kitna look good last Sunday or what?  (that should get some responses).

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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