The Cincinnati Bengals found themselves in a pretty unfortunate situation this week with star quarterback Joe Burrow out for the season with a wrist injury, and the team made a roster move this week that they’ll obviously hope will add a little bit of depth to the quarterback position while Burrow is out.
According to a report from league insider Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Cincinnati Bengals are adding quarterback Drew Blitt to the roster to serve as the team’s third quarterback behind Jake Browning and A.J. McCarron.
“With Joe Burrow out for the season, the #Bengals brought back a familiar face: Drew Plitt has re-signed to the practice squad, his second stint with the team. So this the QB room in Cincinnati moving forward: Jake Browning, AJ McCarron and Drew Plitt,” Pelissero said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.
With Joe Burrow out for the season, the #Bengals brought back a familiar face: Drew Plitt has re-signed to the practice squad, his second stint with the team.
So this the QB room in Cincinnati moving forward: Jake Browning, AJ McCarron and Drew Plitt.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 20, 2023
The NFL world had a lot to say about the move on social media.
Let McCaron plays vs the Steelers to bring this whole thing full circle. https://t.co/POF3wRZR88
— Andrew Russell (@Andrew_Russell7) November 20, 2023
Bengals now have two XFL quarterbacks on their roster, one of which (McCarron) started 9 of 10 games.
Plitt, the former Arlington Renegade, started 3 games prior to the arrival of Luis Perez.
Reid Sinnett (Brahmas) also spent time in Cincinnati until the beginning of October. https://t.co/AIwepQHI0i
— Evan Willsmore (@evan_willsmore) November 20, 2023
There has to be more people than this in the world who can throw a football https://t.co/9g5PT35G2T
— Andy (@AndySGallagher) November 20, 2023
AJ SHOULD START https://t.co/N3rJ2prFzc
— Jordy Romano Fan Club (@Jack_theJaysfan) November 20, 2023
— Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL) November 20, 2023
— Alex (@Pettway__) November 20, 2023
My goat https://t.co/tqmEJ4rD4J
— Happy (Tank szn) (@HxppyThoughtz) November 20, 2023
Blitt, who played in the XFL in Arlington last season after he was cut by the Bengals, would likely only see the field in an emergency capacity for the Bengals, but it’s necessary to have those sorts of contingency plans.