We have seen it a lot throughout Andy Dalton’s tenure here so far…….He has 2-3 bad games, then 2-3 really good games, then another 2-3 bad games, and so on……This year has been no exception, but there has been a lot of things that I have liked from Andy Dalton this year, and these reasons are why I think he is the future in the Queen City.
1. He is spreading the ball around
This year has seen Andy finding other people to throw the ball to not named A.J. Green, and it has been beneficial for not only Dalton, but Green as well. A.J. has been wide open at times this year, because defenses have been keeping honest because of guys like Marvin Jones, Tyler Eifert, and especially Giovani Bernard seeing quite a bit of touches.
Bernard has completely changed this offense because of the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and take it the distance. Marvin Jones set a Bengals record against the Jets with 4 touchdown passes. Tyler Eifert has shown that he can be very explosive and is tough to tackle. A lot of their success has been because Andy Dalton can rely on them as targets, not just A.J., who has flourished as well, leading the NFL with 1,019 yards.
He is currently the only man in the NFL with 1000 receiving yards. A big part of all of this is because Andy Dalton is spreading the wealth.