There's 1 obvious destination for Will Grier following Cowboys release

Where will Will Grier sign after he was released by the Cowboys?
Aug 26, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys quarterback Will Grier (15) runs for a
Aug 26, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Will Grier (15) runs for a / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Will Grier has signed with the Bengals, per ESPN.

The Dallas Cowboys' preseason finale didn't have much appeal, but Will Grier changed that by delivering a performance to remember.

Knowing it was his final game with the Cowboys following the Trey Lance trade, Grier got the entire game to himself and took full advantage.

The West Virginia product went 29-of-35 for 305 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with a 122.0 passer rating to boot. He added 50 yards and two scores on the ground, meaning he accounted for four touchdowns.

Grier couldn't have scripted a better audition for 31 teams. Unfortunately, the Cowboys made his release official as part of Tuesday's 53-man roster crunch. He's now on the waiver wire until Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST.

While Grier figures to draw plenty of interest after Saturday's performance, a reunion with Kellen Moore on the LA Chargers feels inevitable.

Will Kellen Moore bring former Cowboys QB Will Grier to the Chargers?

Moore's ties to Grier go without saying, as he served as Dallas' third-string quarterback for two seasons during Moore's reign as offensive coordinator. Though Grier never started a game under Moore, he likely has a solid grasp of the newly-minted Chargers OC's system.

That's significant because Los Angeles suddenly needs a backup QB after they waived 2023 sixth-round pick Max Duggan this week.

2019 fifth-round pick Easton Stick is still on the roster, but he's attempted one pass in the regular season in his career. Stick started all three preseason games this year, but completed just 60% of his passes, averaged 126.7 passing yards and threw one touchdown to two interceptions.

The Bolts might want someone who's more established and experienced than Grier, who's thrown four interceptions and zero TDs in two career starts, but he has markedly more upside than Stick and would provide competition to whomever LA identifies as its backup behind Justin Herbert.

Who knows? After Saturday's performance, Grier might get consideration for the backup job. He showed his ability to navigate pressure and create plays with his legs and was highly efficient with his arm.

Say what you will about it coming against the Raiders' backups, but you seldom see those kind of stats posted by a third-string quarterback.

Grier could draw interest from other teams, but Moore's familiarity with the player coupled with the Chargers' need for another QB makes them an ideal landing spot for the former Mountaineer.