Posted January 06, 2014

Bengals QB Andy Dalton on future: ‘I expect to be here for a long time’

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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes in the regular season.  John Grieshop/Getty Images

Andy Dalton threw for a career-high 33 touchdown passes in the regular season. John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton says that he has been told by head coach Marvin Lewis that he is the quarterback of the future.

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.”

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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.


10 comments
JohnJ.Dooher
JohnJ.Dooher

Five more of those 'one and done' playoff seasons and Dalton will tie Peyton Manning's record in that department. Perhaps a few more years before writing him off. Derr. Of course before then he may lose his job to any number of adipose posters here who can't see their toes let alone their onanistic focus.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Not a guy who responds well to being in the playoffs. Yesterday was only the most recent example. Time to move on.

RickRogers1
RickRogers1

As a Steeler fan, I am 100 percent behind Andy Dalton continuing as the Cincy starter for many, many years to come. :)

ghostofpaterno
ghostofpaterno

Hey Ginger•••••••••ya got one more year.  If ya don't improve off of this display••••your toast

Starstruck
Starstruck

Exactly WHY doesn't the ' Ground cannot cause a fumble' rule apply when a QB fumbles when hitting the ground? Just because Dalton didn't give himself up by sliding feet first? He slid head first - why should it make a difference? The NFL wants QBs to be chickens by assuming the natal position instead of being a man and diving for yardage. There is no doubt that the ground caused the fumble - he had full control of the ball before he hit the ground. Stupid rule distinction by the NFL that has no logical interpretation. 

bulletrico
bulletrico

Looks like Opie... Plays like Opie...

NeoSmith
NeoSmith

I was always an Andy Dalton supporter until he quit on his team.  Dalton looked like he didn't even want to be in the game after throwing his 2nd INT.  I really can't say he is a choker, but he is definitely NOT a leader.  Luck throws 2 INTs and he is still leading his team to victories.  Sorry Bengals fans, but Dalton is a dud.