Cincinnati Bengals: Four QB’s for Three Spots

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Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Dalton WILL BE the starting quarterback in 2015 barring injury of course; Marvin Lewis has made this abundantly clear several times over. He is a good regular season quarterbacks who has made some mistakes, but we can’t put the team’s postseason woes exclusively on him.

He has started all 68 games for the Bengals since being drafted in 2011, which speaks volumes about his durability and the offensive line’s ability to keep him free of grass stains. He’s completed 61.6% of his passes over the course of his four years in the league.  His best season came in 2014 when Dalton completed 64,2% of his passes, but 2014 also saw Dalton attempt the fewest throws in a season since his rookie year; it’s a testament to the balanced offense that Hue Jackson implemented this past year. Dalton did however throw the fewest touchdowns in a season of his career, something he will look to improve on in 2015.

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