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Veteran experience makes Matt Barkley a real contender to win Bengals’ backup quarterback role

Andy Dalton has never had much competition for the Bengals’ starting quarterback job.

That hasn’t changed for the 2018 season either by any means, but the Bengals may be looking to give him a backup quarterback who is capable of helping and working with him as a quarterback with experience around the NFL.

The Bengals signed Matt Barkley this offseason to a two-year deal and he’s expected to compete with Jeff Driskel and rookie Logan Woodside for the backup quarterback role in Cincinnati. He is one season removed from a year in which he started six games for the Bears.