Bengals Position by Position Breakdown: Day #1 QB
As the baseball season heads in to the all-star break, football fans knows that means that training camp and the preseason are quickly approaching. So to get Bengal fans prepared for what they will see during this years training camp and what to expect going into the regular season, I am breaking down Cincy’s roster position by position. I will break down each position and give my take on who will be the starter on day 1 and also give my depth cart predictions, including those who will get cut from the final 53. So without further ado, I bring to you my first positional breakdown starting with the post import position of all, Quarterback.
With the Bengals it is simple, look no farther than all-pro Carson Palmer. Drafted in 2003 number one overall, Carson has led the Bengals to the postseason twice and has captured two AFC North crowns. Palmer is a two-time pro-bowler who had a down year last year, as he was still coming back from the torn right elbow muscle that sat him out the majority of the 2008 season. He looks to return to his pro-bowl self in 2010 and his team needs him to do so now more than ever. Jt. O’ Sullivan and Jordan Palmer are both talented QB’s, but if they are forced to come in for more than a game or two, the Bengals can nearly kiss their hopes at repeating as AFC North champs goodbye. Carson will take all first team reps this off-season while not throwing too many passes and maintaining a self set pitch count. Carson has arguably the best supporting cast of his career and is primed for a big season even though he will be facing stiff competition. The Bengals have traditionally kept three quarterbacks on the final 53 man roster and look for them to stay true to their method in 2010.
Depth Chart at beginning of season:
Starter- Carson Palmer
Backup #1- Jt. O’Sullivan
Backup #2- Jordan Palmer