John Skelton has been released for two days and is already acquired on waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals. Skelton has not had the best career while playing with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cincinnati Bengals are giving John Skelton a second chance in the NFL to be a backup quarterback.
John Skelton started only six games this past season. While starting those six games the Arizona Cardinals record was 1-5. In these six games John Skelton threw only two touchdowns and a total of nine interceptions. His performance resulted in Skelton having a 55.4 passer rating. It can be safe to say that this past season was just a rough season to be an Arizona Cardinal. In the 2011 season John Skelton led the Arizona Cardinals to a 5-2 record while starting at quarterback. He threw a total of eleven touchdowns in the season.
The Cincinnati Bengals will be bringing John Skelton in to compete to be Andy Daltons backup. John Skelton will most likely be competing with Josh Johnson and Zac Robinson. John Skelton should not have any trouble taking over the primary back up position behind Andy Dalton. The Bengals picking up John Skelton is because of former backup, Bruce Gradkowski, signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
John Skelton would love to prove that he can still be a quarterback in the NFL. Odds are he will not be a starter for any team in the future unless the starting quarterback is injured. Should be interesting to see John Skelton has to start a game this season if Andy Dalton goes down with an injury.