Twenty-three-year-old Joe Burrow is leading a new age in Cincinnati and his 36-year-old coach doesn’t see the quarterback room getting any older.
“We’re set. We’ve got three young guys we really look forward to investing a lot of reps in,” Taylor said on Friday, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We think they have bright futures. We feel really good about where we’re at right now.”
After all, numbers certainly tell a tale of inexperience. Burrow, Finley and Dolegala have a combined three games of NFL experience and three starts. All three of those games came via Finley’s brief run as the Bengals‘ starter last year. Finley went 0-3. Taylor went 2-14 in his first season as a head coach.
Experience will no doubt be gained in 2020 for any of the Bengals quarterbacks. Perhaps Taylor’s victory count will, too. Nonetheless, it’s a borderline certainty that growing pains will be a part of the campaign, as well.