Andy Dalton | QB | Cincinnati Bengals
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:57pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's 30.3 completion percentage Thursday, Nov. 6, is the worst completion percentage in a game with at least 25 attempts in franchise history.
Huddle Up: Dalton struggled to be sure, but he wasn't helped by more than a few drops from the Cincy receivers. Also working against Dalton: Joe Haden playing like vintage Joe Haden instead of the imposter we've seen much of this year, and the positive domino effect that had on the Browns' secondary.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:50am et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 10-of-33 passes for 86 yards and three interceptions Thursday, Nov. 6 in a 24-3 home loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Dalton was simply horrific, compiling the lowest completion percentage (30.3) and passer rating (2.0) and the second-lowest yardage total of his 56 career regular-season starts, and was pulled in favor of Jason Campbell in the fourth quarter. As a result, it was predictably a struggle for WRs A.J. Green (3-23 on 10 targets) and Mohamed Sanu (2-20 on 7 targets) as the Bengals' offense was held without a TD for the second time in four games. Dalton now has 8 TD passes and nine interceptions in 9 games this season, and the restlessness in Cincy is growing palpable.
Posted: 9/15/2014 9:08pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has not been hit once on 63 dropbacks so far this season.
Huddle Up: Pressure, as it is with most QBs, has been especially bothersome to Dalton. Still he's been kept clean and Dalton's responded with a 40-of-61 performance, 553 yards and a pair of TDs without a turnover against the Ravens and Falcons. Tougher tests loom, though, against the Patriots and Panthers after the team's Week 4 bye.
Posted: 8/4/2014 2:36pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has agreed to a six-year, $115 million extension with the team. The league hasn't received the paperwork for the deal yet, but it is expected to be finalized Monday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: The contract is mostly front-loaded, with Dalton earning $17 million guaranteed and a chance to earn $19 million more through escalators. Dalton is now one of the Top 10 highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL but still only a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 7/13/2014 3:57pm et
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wants to help QB Andy Dalton improve his play this upcoming season. 'We are tethered together. And I'll jump off a building with this guy,' Jackson said, 'because I believe in the things he's trying to accomplish with his career, and I think I can help him.'
Huddle Up: Look for the Bengals to offer immediate help by calling more running plays. Dalton aired it out a career-high 586 times last season -- ranking eighth in the league -- but look for that number to drop with a running game featuring Giovanni Bernard, BenJarvus Green-Elllis and second-round pick Jeremy Hill.
Posted: 6/26/2014 8:17pm et
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson believes the Bengals will sign QB Andy Dalton to an extension before the start of the season.
Huddle Up: If Dalton does get an extension offer, look for the guarantees to be few and definitely expect the team to have an early out if the QB can't show more consistency and get the Bengals over the postseason hump.
Posted: 5/11/2014 11:33pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will remain the starter, despite a fifth-round selection of Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, according to Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. 'This pick is not about Andy Dalton,' Jackson noted.
Huddle Up: If Cincy wanted to seriously push Dalton, they would've drafted a QB a lot earlier than Round 5, but make no mistake, this is a crucial year for the fourth-year QB to show better consistency and clear the postseason roadblock given his 0-3 playoff record as a starter.
Posted: 4/22/2014 3:39pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said his agent has talked with the team about a contract extension but no deal is imminent at this point.
Huddle Up: Suffice it to say this coming season is a prove-it or lose-it year for Dalton, who is in the final season of his 4-year, $5.2 million rookie-year deal.
Posted: 1/5/2014 5:07pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 29-of-51 passes for 334 yards, a TD and an interception Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 27-10 wild-card playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers. Dalton also had 5 carries for 26 yards and a lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: His 334 passing yards were more than double the total (128) posted by winning QB Philip Rivers (128), but the up-and-down Dalton ended the season on a downer for the third straight season and is now 0-3 in the playoffs with 1 TD pass and 7 turnovers (6 picks & a fumble). Dalton is heading into his fourth season and is up for a contract extension, but his bad moments have outnumbered his good, especially when it comes to the games that have mattered most.