Andy Dalton | QB | Cincinnati Bengals
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.
Posted: 11/19/2013 5:12pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is confident in the midst of a rough three-game stretch. 'I'm confident as ever,' Dalton said. 'You have to have confidence. For us, as a team, we feel like we're in control of everything and that's where we want to be at this point.' He had three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 but compiled only 93 yards passing for a 48.1 percent completion rating, a 62.7 passer rating and a career-low 3.7 QBR.
Huddle Up: Despite the 3-TD outing Sunday, Dalton has an ugly 5-8 TD/interception ratio over the past 3 games and is averaging 235 passing yards per outing over that span. Cincy finally gets its bye this week, but Dalton has some favorable fantasy matchups upcoming, including games against the Chargers and Vikings.
Posted: 11/1/2013 12:56am et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 32-of-53 passes for 338 yards, 0 TDs and 3 interceptions Thursday, Oct. 31 in a 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Dalton also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Dalton, the October AFC Player of the Month, entered the game having thrown for 11 TDs and only 2 picks over his previous 3 games, but it was an unwelcome reversal of fortune Thursday night as he failed to toss a TD pass and turned the ball over 4 times, including a pick-six in the third quarter that gave the Dolphins a 17-3 lead. They'll be be better days ahead for Dalton, but this was a not-so-subtle reminder that he doesn't rank among the elite fantasy QBs just yet.