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Undrafted free agency 2017: Bengals signing QB Tyler O’Connor, per report

The Bengals are signing Michigan State QB Tyler O’Connor, per reports.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing in big armed quarterback Tyler O’Connor as an undrafted free agent.

O’Connor wasn’t discussed as one of the top quarterbacks coming into the draft, but he boasts impressive arm strength that warrants a look. Although, it will be difficult to earn a spot with the team behind Dalton, McCarron, and Driskel.

O’Connor threw for 1,970-yards in 2016 and threw 16 touchdown passes compared to nine interceptions. Maybe the more impressive trait O’Connor possesses is his intelligence. O’Connor boasts two college degrees, so he has a backup plan if it doesn’t work out with the Bengals. We’ll see if he can impress the coaches enough to earn him a job in the NFL, though, it will be hard with Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron and Jeff Driskel currently ahead of him on the depth chart.