The Cincinnati Bengals are finished with their seven official selections in the NFL Draft, but are furiously adding other prospects who weren't drafted. One of the latest appears to be Bowling Green State quarterback Matt Johnson, per reports.
Sounds like Matt Johnson going to the Bengals. Going to be tough to beat out AJ McCarron, doubt they carry 3 QBs.— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) April 30, 2016
Just got a text from Matt Johnson's dad: Matt Johnson is heading to the Cincinnati Bengals.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) April 30, 2016
Bengals signing quarterback Matt Johnson to deal that includes $5K signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2016
Johnson played in four seasons at Bowling Green with the bulk of his production coming as a sophomore and senior in college. He had a statistically amazing year for the Falcons in 2015, throwing for 4,946 yards and 46 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. He also had the coveted high completion percentage at 67.3 percent last year, so he has tools Cincinnati can work with going forward.
As Kenyon pointed out, Johnson does have an uphill battle to make the Bengals' roster, as Andy Dalton is coming off of a career year and AJ McCarron filled in admirably at the end of the season when Dalton was out with a broken thumb. Johnson does provide the Bengals with an able player through camp and brings backup competition.