To say that Matt Scott is under pressure to perform is an understatement. The journeyman quarterback out of Arizona is facing an uphill climb to make the Bengals roster this year. Cincinnati took two time BCS Champion, A.J. McCarron out of Alabama in the fifth round of this year's draft after signing veteran backup Jason Campbell to help with the growth of Andy Dalton.
Only one of those three QBs are likely to make the final 53-man roster, but Scott made his case Thursday night to make the cut. He came into Cincinnati's preseason opener against the Chiefs in relief of the injured Campbell, who left the game with an elbow injury.
Knowing this was his opportunity to make his case for making the cut, Scott hurled on the field before tossing a touchdown to Conner Vernon to cut into a 10-point lead.
The old puke, puke, pass TD play. Classic https://t.co/HBi0s7OfhL— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) August 8, 2014
That came after an earlier TD-throw to James Wright in the back of the end-zone. What looked like an easy position to project, the QB spot looks a little more clouded going forward, depending on the health of McCarron and Campbell. McCarron has yet to practice to this point as he recovers from a shoulder injury.