Mike Brown wanted Colin Kaepernick; Jay Gruden picked Andy Dalton

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Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. San Francisco won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are once again sitting at home after being ousted in the first-round of the NFL playoffs. Much of the blame for the latest loss, a 27-10 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Chargers, is being placed on quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton failed to show that he has what it takes to get to the next level once again, thowing two interceptions and fumbling the ball in a span of three-straight possessions that ultimately doomed the Bengals.

Prior to Sunday’s game, news surfaced that Bengals owner Mike Brown never really wanted to draft Dalton with the No. 35 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Brown preferred Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance a year ago and a berth in the divisional round of the postseason this year.