Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Dalton will have a say in trade negotiations this offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Expected to draft Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in April, the Bengals will first explore options for trading Dalton, who has started 133 regular-season games and four playoff contests through nine seasons. The Bengals intend to find a trade that the 32-year-old approves of, hoping for a cordial exit for their longtime starting quarterback. Should nothing materialize, the Bengals can release Dalton without incurring any dead money, freeing up $17.7 million in 2020 cap space in the process, per OvertheCap.com. The veteran signal-caller would then become an unrestricted free agent.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Dalton completed 16 of 28 pass attempts for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 33-23 win over the Browns. He also carried eight times for 10 yards and an additional touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton completed just over half his passes against a tough Cleveland secondary and was limited to 6.8 yards per attempt. He completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Uzomah in the first quarter and added a five-yard rushing score in the second. It was a rather fitting way to cap off the season for Dalton, who has been wildly inconsistent throughout and finishes with a 16:14 TD:INT in 13 games. He's under contract through the 2020 season, but the team seems likely to consider its options for upgrading the quarterback position in the offseason.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Dalton completed 33 of 56 passes for 396 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also lost a fumble, threw a two-point conversion pass and had a two-point conversion run.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton capitalized on one of the most favorable matchups for a quarterback in the NFL this season, and the extra period helped him to pad his final numbers. However, the majority of the damage naturally was done during regulation, particularly in a second half during which Dalton led the Bengals back from a 28-6 third-quarter deficit with four touchdown drives, the latter pair culminating in successful two-point conversions. Just as impressive was Dalton's final touchdown pass of the day, which came with no time remaining to Tyler Eifert in a crowded end zone. Success such as Sunday's has been elusive for Dalton this season, and with Cincinnati having locked up the top pick in the 2020 draft with their loss Sunday, the 2011 first-round selection is very likely set to play his final game with the franchise Week 17 versus the Browns.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
2 months ago

Dalton completed 17 of 31 passes for 151 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions during Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton kept pace with the Patriots early in the first quarter, tossing a quick eight-yard strike to Cethan Carter to respond to New England's game-opening touchdown. Dalton then led a field-goal drive that gave Cincinnati a brief lead. It was downhill from there as he proceeded to throw three interceptions during his first four drives of the second half and four overall, including a grisly 64-yard pick six to Stephon Gilmore. The veteran passer has just two touchdowns and five interceptions in three-games since returning to the starting lineup. Next week's matchup against the Dolphins will have draft-position implications that may help determine the heir apparent to Dalton in Cincinnati.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
3 months ago

Dalton completed 22 of 38 pass attempts for 262 yards and an interception while carrying three times for 11 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton completed just 58 percent of his attempts against a middling Browns pass defense and finished with a lackluster 6.9 yards per attempt. He finished without a touchdown pass for the third time this season and now owns a 10:9 TD:INT overall. Dalton should remain the starter next Sunday against the Patriots, but it's difficult to imagine him posting fantasy-friendly numbers against one of the toughest defensive matchups in the NFL.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
3 months ago

Dalton completed 22 of 37 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-6 win over the Jets. He also finished with minus-4 rushing yards on five attempts.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton showed no signs of rust in his first appearance since Week 8, leading the Bengals to their first win of the season. He threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd in the first quarter and would have had another passing score in the second quarter if not for a brutal drop by tight end C.J. Uzomah. Likely entrenched as the starter the rest of the way after a three-game cameo by Ryan Finley, Dalton will lead the Bengals into Cleveland in Week 14 sporting a 10:8 TD:INT.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
3 months ago

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Dalton will reclaim the Bengals' starting quarterback job, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the three-game experiment with Ryan Finley is over after the rookie signal-caller failed to get the Bengals in the win column. Dalton thus will be under center Sunday against the Jets, looking to build upon his 281.5 yards per game and 9:8 TD:INT from eight starts earlier this season.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
4 months ago

The Bengals have elevated rookie quarterback Ryan Finley to the starting lineup over Dalton, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Zac Taylor era includes no wins through eight games, so it's no surprise that the rookie coach decided to make a change under center. In the first half of the season, Dalton averaged a whopping 42.3 passes per game to compensate for a dismal rushing attack, but 6.7 yards per attempt and a 9:8 TD:INT later, he's handing the No. 1 job to Finley, a 2019 fourth-round pick.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
4 months ago

Dalton is expected to be benched in favor of Ryan Finley after the Bengals' Week 9 bye, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dalton easily was on pace for his most passes in a single season, averaging 42.3 per game at the midpoint. However, he was averaging just 6.7 yards per attempt and had nine touchdowns versus eight interceptions while going winless in eight starts. Dalton will yield to Finley, a 2019 fourth-round pick, as first-year coach Zac Taylor looks to breath new life into the Bengals offense.

Andy Dalton
QB CIN (9)
4 months ago

Dalton completed 32 of 52 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

With the Bengals down by two scores and chasing points midway through the fourth quarter, Dalton stood in pocket at delivered an 18-yard strike to Tyler Boyd for a fourth-and-long conversion. The Bengals ended up turning the ball over on downs anyhow. That kind of encapsulates as season in which little has gone right for Dalton and the winless Bengals. Dalton has more games with multiple turnovers (four) than multiple touchdown passes (three) and, though he's been a solid option on the ground with three touchdowns, he just hasn't been able to overcome life without A.J. Green (ankle). Next up after the bye is a Ravens team that held Dalton to 237 total yards, a rushing touchdown, and a pick in Week 6.