Andy Dalton: Would You Rather with Bengals’ Quarterback?

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Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a pass in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Six Quarterbacks Taken Over Dalton, but With Reservations

  • Russell Wilson – No one can dispute the results of Wilson’s leadership, two back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. I have doubts about Wilson’s passing ability, with him only averaging 217 yards per game in 2014. Are those low numbers due to the offense design or the lack of trust in Wilson’s passing ability?
  • Matt Ryan – His physical attributes and yardage numbers are impressive over his career. But he has yet to show his ability to win a big game, similar to the complaints with Andy Dalton.
  • Peyton Manning – Yes, his 2014 numbers were considerably down from years past. If you put Manning behind a solid offensive line, however, I believe his numbers would be back to normal.
  • Drew Brees – Manning and Brees have certainly dropped off in production due to age. Similar to Manning, Brees needs a great offensive line to protect him.
  • Matthew Stafford – The Lions quarterback has a major arm, but is erratic with his interceptions. High risk and high reward player.
  • Eli Manning – He is a turnover machine, but in pressure situations, there aren’t many quarterbacks I would take over him. Plus, he is in a contract year, so he is plenty motivated.

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