Bengals' Bold Move: Shocking Backup Quarterback Revelation

The Cincinnati Bengals face uncertainty at starting quarterback due to Joe Burrow's re-aggravated calf injury.

While the Bengals have listed Burrow as "questionable" for an upcoming game, their actions suggest he may not start.

The team is exploring backup options, signifying a lack of confidence in Burrow's availability.

A.J. McCarron participated in a workout at the Bengals' facility and is set to join their practice squad.

The expectation is that McCarron will be called up to the active roster if Burrow is unable to play, making him the backup behind Jake Browning.

This move follows the Bengals' recent signing of veteran backup quarterback Reid Sinnett to their practice squad.

McCarron, known for his college football career at Alabama, last played for the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL, leading the league in touchdown passes.

He had previous NFL stints with the Bengals, Bills, Raiders, Texans, and Falcons.

McCarron has appeared in 17 NFL games, starting four, with a 62.6% completion rate, 1,173 passing yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.

The Bengals are taking steps to secure their quarterback depth in light of Burrow's injury, ensuring they have viable alternatives for upcoming games.