The Bengals won’t even give Andy Dalton the opportunity to fight for the job he’s held for nine seasons. It’ll go to the new guy, Joe Burrow, as Dalton has been cut from the franchise that drafted him.
During Dalton’s time in Cincinnati, he navigated the Bengals to five playoff appearances, but had an 0-5 playoff record, all in wild card games. He is the all-time leader in TDs thrown and did a ton of good for the community, but had grown stale with the fan base during the Bengals’ decline and the shiny new Burrow brings new excitement.
Dalton was entering the final year of his six-year deal and stood to make another $17.7 million. The cap space was too much to take on in order to sign the new rookie draft class, so the decision to part ways was a business decision for the well-respected QB.
Early reports point to New England as Dalton’s landing spot where he could be the heir apparent to Tom Brady.
Weep not for the memories.