Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  By Michael Dixon  |  Last updated 2/15/17

That undersold on the quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, Bill? Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian doesn’t think much of the quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. In fact, he believes that little-used Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron is better than any of them.

McCarron was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 164th overall. He was the ninth quarterback taken that year.

He’s played sparingly, getting into seven games (plus a playoff game) in the 2015 season, but nothing otherwise. McCarron has a regular season completion percentage of 66.4 with six career touchdown passes, two picks, and a 97.1 passer rating.

The Bengals would be well advised to see how many current NFL executives agree with Polian’s take. While this isn’t expected to be a great quarterback class, plenty of teams have a need at the position. If McCarron is viewed similarly (or better) than Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky, and DeShone Kizer, Cincinnati would do well to look for a trade partner.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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