Zac Taylor not ready to talk about a quarterback change

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The Bengals are 0-7 and headed toward a top pick in the 2020 draft, which likely means the arrival of a franchise quarterback. Until then, the Bengals have to get through this season with the quarterbacks on their roster.

That has been Andy Dalton for the 127 games he has been healthy in his nine seasons.

But is it time for a change?

“That’s not something I’m going to talk about right now,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said after the 27-17 loss to the Jaguars, via Ben Baby of ESPN.

Fourth-round pick Ryan Finley, the team’s No. 2 quarterback, has yet to play this season. The Bengals also have third quarterback Jake Dolegala on their roster. Both rookies were active Sunday, though neither played.

Dalton entered Sunday’s game with five interceptions and three lost fumbles in six games. He threw three interceptions against Jacksonville, including one that Yannick Ngakoue returned 23 yards for a touchdown with 4:18 remaining to seal the Bengals’ fate.

All three interceptions came in the fourth quarter.

The Bengals have more problems than just Dalton, and getting back A.J. Green would help. But at some point, with the season already lost, the Bengals might want to get Finley some experience.

18 responses to “Zac Taylor not ready to talk about a quarterback change

  1. When you keep 1 healthy OT, and 2 Linebackers on your team with the last cuts, by definition you’re tanking! lol
    (And woot 0-7 baby!!)
    That dolphins game is looking huge!

  2. Anyone with even a basic grasp of football knowledge knows 3 things. 1: Andy Dalton isn’t the issue. 2: Zac Taylor IS the issue. And finally, 3: the 5th round caliber RB at Alabama is neither worth a 1t round pick nor is he any sort of answer for any franchise.

  3. Zak (aka Opie) should say something. The Brown family is probably ready to make a coaching change. My mistake, it’s the Bengals and ownership moves like an hour glass. Bad hire from the get go. Following the coaching tree on a one year wonder isn’t a good thing. This could go from bad to real ugly in a hurry.

  4. It doesnt matter who they Bengals put at Qb, they will ruin him and he will never reach his potential with this ownership. Brady couldnt succeed here, we need new ownership on down. Aj Green should have been a hof’er but instead he will be a footnote in Nfl history. The Bengals ruin talented players.

  5. Unless the new QB can block for themselves, I don’t think a change will help. That said, they have a week 9 bye. If they would make a change, that would be when it would happen. And at this point, you might as well see if Findlay has any starter potential before they use their top 3 pick in the draft

  6. If you are not going to get an offensive line, then get a mobile QB. Hello Justin Fields, come on I-71.

  7. So much for that, fairly dumb look for Taylor in the end. I live in Ohio and it’s pretty amazing that the Browns and Bengals came to the conclusion that Kitchens and Taylor were the answers to their respective prayers. Things can certainly change and improve, but those decisions are looking very misguided at the moment. Dysfunction in pro sports teams starts at the top more often than not and these are just further examples of that. Many in the media saw these as solid hirings at the time, so those folks need to check themselves and their supposed insights as well.

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