Finley enters his second NFL season in 2020, and will again serve in a reserve role ... Played three games as Cincinnati's starting QB as a rookie last season, and passed 41 of 87 for 474 yards, two TDs and two INTs ... Relinquished starting job back to Andy Dalton after Game 11 loss to Pittsburgh, and served as No. 2 QB for remainder of season ... Cincinnati executed a rare draft-day trade-up to select Finley in 2019, moving up six spots in the fourth round ... Began his college career at Boise State (2013-15), with a redshirt year in '13, then graduated from BSU in spring of '16 and transferred to N.C. State for his final three years of eligibility ('16-18) ... Left N.C. State with the top career completion percentage (64.5) in school history ... Despite playing only three seasons at N.C. State, his 18 career 300-yard passing games and 10,505 passing yards were second in school history and third in ACC history.
Ryan Finley's best plays vs. Steelers Week 15
Watch the best plays by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15.
Ryan Finley: "It's always fun to get a win and even better beating the Steelers on Monday Night"
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley spoke with the media about the team's 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Fleet-footed Finley! QB takes read-option run for untouched 23-yard TD
Fleet-footed Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley! QB takes read-option run for untouched 23-yard TD.
Ryan Finley with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Giovani Bernard vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley throws his first touchdown of the 2020 season, a 14-yard strike to running back Giovani Bernard.
Finley floats over-the-shoulder dime to Green on sideline for 30 yards
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley floats over-the-shoulder dime to wide receiver A.J. Green on sideline for 30 yards.
Ryan Finley: "I'm ready for my role and ready to play well"
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley spoke with the media to discuss coming in for an injured Joe Burrow and how he will prepare moving forward.
Finley News Conference: 11/24 | Week 12 vs Pittsburgh
Quarterback Ryan Finley speaks with the media after the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tyler Boyd boxes out Joe Haden for physical TD snag
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd catches a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Finley.
Can't-Miss Play: Tyler Boyd goes up for OTHER-WORLDLY 47-yard grab
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd catches a 47-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Finley.
Finley News Conference: 11/20 | "Each week is a new week to go out there and reinvent yourself, show what you can do"
Quarterback Ryan Finley speaks with the media as the team prepares to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 12.
Ryan Finley turns on the jets for 24-yard dash
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley rushes for 24 yards.
Ryan Finley hits wide open Tyler Eifert to convert on fourth down
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley completes an 18-yard pass to tight end Tyler Eifert.
Finley News Conference: 11/13 | "Every week is a new week. We're 0-0 and we're trying to go 1-0"
Quarterback Ryan Finley speaks with the media ahead of his second career NFL start this Sunday.
Finley News Conference: 11/10 | Week 10 Loss To Ravens
Quarterback Ryan Finley speaks with the media following the Bengals loss to the Ravens in Week 10.
Finley finds an open Tyler Boyd in the middle of the field for 24 yards and a first down.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley completes a 24-yard pass to wide receiver Tyler Boyd.
Ryan Finley's first NFL TD pass is back-shoulder dime to Tyler Eifert
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley throws first touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Eifert.
Fleet-footed Finley! Rookie QB takes off for 16 yards
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley rushes to the left for 16 yards.
DRIVE TO BETTER: One-on-One | Ryan Finley Previewing His First NFL Start
On this week's Fifth Third Bank Drive to Better, Marisa Contipelli sits down with quarterback Ryan Finley to discuss his first NFL start and the opportunity he has to lead the Bengals offense.
Finley News Conference: 11/6 | "I want to bring energy and juice and positivity, and get guys going"
Quarterback Ryan Finley meets with the media as the rookie prepares to make his first NFL start this Sunday.
Finley: "I feel comfortable and just trying to have as much fun out there"
Quarterback Ryan Finley talks with the media as he prepares for his first NFL start.
Finley: "I got confidence in myself and I think I'm going to play well"
Rookie quarterback Ryan Finley speaks with the media after learning he will start week 10 against Baltimore.
Rodney Anderson ducks, dives past defenders on catch and run
Cincinnati Bengals running back Rodney Anderson ducks, dives past Giants defenders on 17-yard catch and run.
Why Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley has had the best rookie QB performance so far | Baldy's Breakdown
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley's performance.
Finley: "I thought I had some really good drives when I was in there"
QB Ryan Finley talks with the media following the Bengals preseason week 2 win over Washington.
Bengals Agree To Trade Finley And Release Atkins, Hart
The Bengals have agreed to trade QB Ryan Finley to the Houston Texans and terminated the contracts of DT Geno Atkins and OT Bobby Hart.
What Zac Taylor & Ryan Finley Said After The Win Over The Steelers In Week 15
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Ryan Finley spoke with the media following the Week 15 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quick Hits: Finley Gets Call; Boyd Eyes Select Company; Run Game Emphasis
Quarterback Brandon Allen didn't practice again Saturday morning for the third straight day and Ryan Finley got the call to start against the Steelers Monday night (8:15-ESPN and Cincinnati's Channel 5) at Paul Brown Stadium.
Taylor Yet To Name Starting QB Vs. Giants
For the first time in recent memory the Bengals didn't name a starting quarterback the Wednesday before a game when head coach Zac Taylor wouldn't confirm reports that he has turned to Brandon Allen for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Fox 19) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Giants.
Bengals Notebook: Burrow's Trip To IR Starts Rehab; Getting Rust Off QBs; Spain Lifts O-Line
The move was perfunctory and predictable but that didn't take the sting out of the words Monday when the Bengals placed Joe Burrow on injured reserve with "a left knee injury," and ended one of their most spectacular rookie seasons ever.
What Zac Taylor & Ryan Finley Said After The Week 11 Game At Washington
Postgame comments from Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Ryan Finley after they met with the media following the Week 11 contest versus the Washington Football Team.
What Zac Taylor And Ryan Finley Said After The Oakland Game
Head Coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Ryan Finley met with reporters to discuss the Week 11 contest against the Oakland Raiders.
Find Out What Taylor And Finley Had To Say About The Ravens, Pass Rushing Depth And Matchups
Head Coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Ryan Finley meet with the media to preview the Week 10 contest against the Baltimore Ravens.
How Finley Put His Best Foot Forward
As Ryan Finley gets used to the footwork quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt brought from his stint with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, he's put his best foot forward as one of the hottest quarterbacks in the NFL preseason and gets the start in Thursday night's pre-season finale (7-Cincinnati's Local 12) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Colts befitting the unquestioned No. 2 to Andy Dalton.
Bengals Sign Fourth-Round Pick Ryan Finley
Finley was the first of the team's three fourth-round selections (104th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Finley Aces Bengals Test
It was love at first grease board. When the Bengals brought in North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley for a pre-draft visit (just one of two QBs that got an invite), quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt tested his football acumen.