Bengals coach Zac Taylor announced the news Saturday, meaning a third starting quarterback for the Bengals this season. Primary backup Brandon Allen continues to deal with a minor injury and won’t be available.
Finley, of course, was a player Taylor and Co. traded up to get in the fourth round of the 2019 draft and he proceeded to go 0-3 with brutal stats during three starts in place of Andy Dalton. He struggled so much this year during the game Joe Burrow suffered his injury that Allen took over as starter the very next week.
Coincidentally, Finley’s last start also came against the Steelers, a loss before the team turned back to Dalton in search of a spark.
The Bengals will likely promote Kevin Hogan from the practice squad to serve as primary backup as the Bengals finish out this season.