Ryan Finley made his NFL debut this weekend, and looked very much like a quarterback making his first NFL start. He made a few good throws but had his fair share of mistakes and it’s safe to say the Bengals still need to focus on a QB in the first round of the draft. We briefly discuss the past weekend’s LSU vs. Alabama matchup and speculate on how the Bengals are going to screw up the draft by not taking either teams’ QB.
I say the “Ryan Finley Era” hoping its just the remainder of the 2019 season, meaning Joe Burrow is under center for the Bengals in 2020. Sure, if the offensive line is still a train wreck and we don’t want Burrow to end up with a van he has to drive with his teeth, let the Ryan Finley Era carry into 2020 as well. Continue reading →
On this week’s episode of Riverfront Radio, we have a special guest on to talk about the upcoming college football season – T-Bone. We delve into the Bengals preseason happenings, as well as some commentary on Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement. We also give our predictions for the College Football Playoffs and some dark horse picks. Enjoy the show!
Outside of the regularly scheduled Aristides Aquino home run and the throwback uniforms, we don’t really have a whole lot left to say about the Reds, who find themselves 7.5 games back with just 39 left to play. The Bengals, on the other hand, are just getting started, although they don’t inspire much confidence in the team either at the moment. We have been impressed by some of the younger guys on the roster though, including Ryan Finley, who has all but locked up the backup quarterback spot just two weeks into the preseason.
I fully expected the Bengals to address the backup QB situation in this year’s draft, and possibly even draft someone who could replace Dalton when his time is up in Cincinnati. I thought Haskins in the first round or any of the remaining guys in the second round would’ve been too much considering all of the other needs they had, but it sounds like they got their guy today by trading up to pick-104 to draft Ryan Finley out of NC State.
It sounds like Ryan Finley was their guy all along and he was the only QB they were interested in this whole time despite mock drafts tying them to Haskins in the first round.
The #Bengals trade all the way up to No. 104 and take QB Ryan Finley from NC State. The only top QB they had in their building.