Bengals QB Andy Dalton on future: ‘I expect to be here for a long time’
Dalton and the Bengals came up short again in the playoffs, losing at home in the wild card round to the San Diego Chargers 27-10, fueling speculation that the team may be looking elsewhere to find a quarterback.
Dalton completed 29 of 51 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown in the loss. He was also picked off twice and lost a fumble.
“It’s great to hear that from your coach and that’s what I wanted to hear. I’ve got a good relationship with Marvin, he’s been telling me a lot of good stuff,” Dalton said via Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “He said I am the guy he believes in and he believes that I can get us over the next hump.”
Dalton, in his third season with the Bengals, set career highs in touchdown passes, passing yards, and yards per attempt, but also threw a career-high 20 interceptions.