Injury Forces Bengals to Make Quarterback Switch Ahead of Showdown with Steelers…

The Cincinnati Bengals have made a significant quarterback change ahead of their matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Joe Burrow, the star quarterback, will not be playing in Week 12 or for the rest of the season as he has been officially placed on Injured Reserve due to a wrist injury sustained in Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

In light of this, the Bengals have adjusted their quarterback depth chart, giving veteran backup Jake Browning the opportunity to start.

Browning, a former first-overall pick who entered the league in 2019, will be making his first start after completing eight of 14 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the previous week’s loss to the Ravens.

Facing the Steelers in Week 12, Cincinnati aims to support Browning’s growth as an inexperienced starter while continuing their push for a postseason spot.

Additionally, the Bengals have added quarterback A.J. McCarron to the active/inactive list for the game against the Steelers.

McCarron, a 33-year-old who began his career in Cincinnati, will serve as the backup to Browning for this game before returning to the practice squad afterward.

McCarron played 11 games, including three starts, for the Bengals from 2015 to 2017, boasting a 2-1 record as a starter with six touchdowns and two interceptions in his rookie season.

It’s worth noting that the Bengals can elevate McCarron to the active roster three times before being required to sign him to the 53-man roster, and currently, Browning is their sole active quarterback. Stay tuned to All Steelers for the latest news, exclusive interviews, film breakdowns, and more.

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