The solution the Bengals problems could hinge on a quarterback selected with the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft. During Sunday's home game against the Steelers, a stadium filled with fans wearing black and yellow also featured a sign that said "Let's Grow With Joe," a reference to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, an Ohio native and Heisman candidate.
The Bengals are trying to establish a foundation as well as boost the number of fans in the seats so taking a QB first overall seems like the way to go. Of course, we're a long way from that, but the team clearly didn't like what it saw from Finley, and will go back to Dalton in Week 13.
Finley went 12-for-26 with a TD in last week's loss to the Steelers. In his three games he's completed just 47% of his passes and has a QB rating of 62.1. He's thrown two TDs and two INTs while losing three of four fumbles. The Bengal offense should get a little boost with Dalton back under center.
Following the bye week, Finley will get the start in Week 10 against the first-place Ravens with Dalton taking a back seat in the midst of his ninth season with the Bengals. The Bengals later confirmed the move to Finley. Finley actually has some talent to work with at WR and may even get A.J. Green back in Week 10 too. Still, he'll likely only be fantasy relevant in deeper QB leagues.