The current player who mans the quarterback position for the Cincinnati Bengals doesn’t resemble much of the player from years past. Carson Palmer‘s 2010 season hasn’t lived up to the expectations that were set for the teams offense coming into the year.
Palmer threw an interception during yesterdays game that led to a Buccaneers field goal and another loss in what was considered to be a winnable game. Palmer was coming off of his best performance of the season but returned to his lesser form which has been on display more often than not this season.
While there has been plenty of grumblings about Palmers struggles this season, the Bengals don’t have a backup quarterback that could step in and produce for them. Currently, the Bengals have Jordan Palmer and Dan LeFevour as their backup quarterbacks which is rather unsettling if you’re a Bengals fan. Jordan struggled against third-string competition during the preseason and LeFevour was cut by the Bears after an equally disappointing preseason. Carson will remain the teams starting quarterback for the immediate future but this doesn’t mean that the Bengals front office will not try to upgrade their depth at the position in the coming weeks.
Cincinnati will have their bye week to address this problem and a number of others. It would not be surprising to hear that the Bengals are looking at backup options this week.