The Bengals don't need a quarterback on the surface, but Andy Dalton's injury at the end of 2015 left the team in a precarious position, so they are looking at other young, able arms. Aside from adding Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson as an undrafted free agent, Cincinnati is reportedly going to try out the huge Utah quarterback, Travis Wilson.
UDFA QB Travis Wilson (Utah) will go for a minicamp tryout with #Bengals.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 30, 2016
Wilson (6'7", 233 pounds) was a four-year starter for the Utes, coming off of back-to-back productive years as their signal-caller. After throwing for 18 touchdowns against five interceptions in 2014, he had 13 touchdowns against 10 interceptions last year. He also has a 60.5 percent completion rate in his Utah career, which is something teams look out for from quarterback prospects.
For his size, Wilson is also surprisingly nimble. He had 400 rushing attempts in his four seasons in the Pac-12, amassing 1,226 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground. He'll compete with Johnson and Keith Wenning for backup duties, but he'll need to impress at an initial tryout with the team in upcoming offseason workouts.