Andy Dalton: Would You Rather with Bengals’ Quarterback?

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Twelve Quarterbacks Who Fall Short of Dalton

May 26, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during practice drills at Miami Dolphins Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

  • Matt Cassel – Since his New England days, he has had opportunities to be the starter in Kansas City and Minnesota, but hasn’t enjoyed any success. Pass.
  • Ryan Tannehill – Tannehill just received a rather nice $96-million contract. This amount seems generous considering Tannehill hasn’t led the Dolphins to the playoffs. Pass.
  • Geno Smith – His completion percentage was 59.7% last year. Shockingly, the Jets didn’t do so well last year. These results might have something to do with the quarterback.
  • Blake Bortles/Teddy Bridgewater/Jameis Winston/Marcus Mariota/Derek Carr: These young guys either don’t have enough film for me to trust them in 2015 or are rookies. Carr and Bridgewater do have the potential to be future stars.
  • Robert Griffin III: Since his injury in 2012, he has never been the same. Sadly, we have seen RGIII’s best days.
  • Josh McCown/Johnny Manziel: I love the Cleveland Browns and their utter ineptitude.
  • Brian Hoyer: The Bengals lost to Hoyer last year, but I don’t believe there is much upside left to Hoyer.

In all, I would take 11 out of 31 quarterbacks over Andy Dalton. This equals 35% of the league who is better than Dalton. This also means that 65% of the league’s quarterbacks are NOT more desirable, to me, than Andy Dalton. Bengals fans, do we really have it that bad? Maybe not.

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