Who are the best passers in Cincinnati Bengals history?

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ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Andy Dalton of the AFC looks to pass in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 29: Andy Dalton of the AFC looks to pass in the first half against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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Who are the best passers in Cincinnati Bengals history?
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Number 3: Andy Dalton

The Bengals current starter comes in at number three on our list. As stated earlier, Dalton is often criticized for not doing more with the talented roster the Bengals have. However, when looking at the statistics, Dalton has actually had a really nice career thus far. He has the highest win percentage in Bengals history (taking into account quarterbacks with over 20 starts) and has the second highest completion percentage 62.7. In addition, Dalton is just 13 touchdown passes away from eclipsing Carson Palmer as third all-time in Bengals history. It’s also worth mentioning that Dalton’s passer rating is a fairly impressive 89.1. He has proven himself as a dependable regular season starter.

In addition, Dalton is just 13 touchdown passes away from eclipsing Carson Palmer as third all-time in Bengals history. It’s also worth mentioning that Dalton’s passer rating is a fairly impressive 89.1. He has proven himself as a dependable regular season starter.

Dalton has already taken the Bengals to four playoff appearances (five if you count the year he injured his thumb and AJ McCarron played in his absence). So, what is there not to like? Much like Palmer, Dalton’s biggest knock is that he hasn’t won a playoff game in his four attempts. It’s not only that he hasn’t won those playoff games however, it’s more so that his play has been uninspired. He has thrown one touchdown and six interceptions. His completion percentage in those four games is 55, and his passer rating is 57.8. His playoff performances are really the only thing stopping him from being in the running for a higher spot on this list.

These next few years will be integral to Dalton’s legacy. If the team sputters like it did last year he could very well drop out of the third spot on the list. A Super Bowl ring would get him the number one spot.

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