The Cincinnati Bengals settled the question of who their starting quarterback would be going forward last week when they gave Andy Dalton a six year, $115 million contract extension.
Who his backup will be is now entirely up in the air, though. It looked like head coach Marvin Lewis had planned for Jason Campbell to fill that role, but he suffered an arm injury in Thursday’s preseason debut against the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie A.J. McCarron is also out indefinitely with a shoulder issue and may soon find himself on the PUP list.
With so much uncertainty after Dalton, the team decided to bring in more help at quarterback.
Over the weekend the Bengals announced via Twitter that they signed Tyler Wilson:
NEWS: #Bengals sign QB Tyler Wilson
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 9, 2014
Wilson is a rookie from Arkansas who was waived last week by the Tennessee Titans. His last two years at Arkansas Wilson threw 45 touchdowns and over 7,000 passing yards.