If Terrelle Pryor and Josh Johnson are battling for the third-string quarterback position, then one might be inclined to make Johnson quarterback 3A and Pryor 3B - or third and fourth string, respectively (my version was more dramatic). According to tweets from ESPN reporter Coley Harvey, Johnson received more snaps/reps during the opening two sessions at mandatory minicamp.
For the second day of minicamp, Josh Johnson has gotten reps as the No. 3 QB over Terrelle Pryor #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) June 17, 2015
When a confused fan questioned the logic in having Johnson take more snaps than Pryor, Harvey said:
@sandman415 Pryor isn't either right now.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) June 17, 2015
Clearly there's significant fluidity in June. Plus, if neither quarterback submits an impressive run through September, the team probably won't see the logic in keeping three quarterbacks. AJ McCarron appears fairly secured as Andy Dalton's primary backup at this stage.