The Cincinnati Bengals may have their quarterback of the future in Andy Dalton but they seemed to be concerned about heading into the 2011 season without an experienced player at least backing him up.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer takes a look at some of the veteran QB’s the team may consider once free agency is finally underway. Reedy lists Jim Sorgi, Rex Grossman and Charlie Frye as three such options.
This is a rather uninspiring group of players but at least they’re not being considered for the starting position.
Reedy sees Sorgi as the best option considering his experience working with the Manning boys while in Indianapolis and New York. Obviously, the Bengals will Dalton every opportunity to prove that he’s ready to start but Sorgi could at least but them sometime even though he’s an unproven commodity himself.
ESPN’s Jaime Walker doesn’t think that it’s that bad of an idea.
“Sorgi could be the kind of quarterback the Bengals look for. He’s an inexpensive, veteran backup who won’t push rookie Andy Dalton — or Carson Palmer providing a change of heart — for the starting job next season,” writes Walker.