What does Andy Dalton Have to Do In 2014?

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Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during fourth quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Dalton has been the face for the Cincinnati Bengals for the past 3 seasons. In those seasons, Dalton is has helped them to 3 straight playoffs, but is 0-3. He has a 60.9 completion percentage, a QB rating of 86, and has a combined 87 touchdowns. So what is wrong with Andy Dalton?

The problem with Dalton is not in the regular season, although he has been inconsistent every season. The problem has been in the playoffs, where Dalton has thrown for only 1 touchdown, 6 interceptions, and been sacked 9 times. The offense under Jay Gruden was hyped by the organization to be one of the best in the NFL and fans only saw that team 5 or 6 times in 2013.

Andy Dalton is entering his 4th season in the NFL and with the Cincinnati Bengals. This means that he has only a short time, if he’s not extended before the season, to prove why he deserves a big paycheck in his next contract. Dalton will have a road ahead of him to prove that he can be the franchise QB that the Bengals brought him into be.