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Red Rifle Out: Andy Dalton’s time is done in Cincinnati

(Photo: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

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.



Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Red Rifle Out: Andy Dalton’s time is done in Cincinnati

  1. 2Dogs
    11:26 am April 30, 2020 Permalink

    As a Bengals fan I like Dalton. But 0-5 sums it up. Good luck in New England or wherever he lands.

  2. Irish son
    12:18 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    As a Bengals fan I can honestly say, NO quarterback could have done any better under the conditions, I hope Andy lands on his feet and has an injury free last few years in the NFL. He deserves it

  3. Shredder
    1:26 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    There’s no doubt that Andy Dalton is a great person. His charity helped so many people including a friend’s wife that had terminal cancer. I don’t think the 0-5 playoff record was entirely his fault. They had the Pittsburgh playoff game won and Burfict and Pacman Jones blew the game with their tempers and stupidity. That’s just one example. With that said, it was time for a fresh start and I hope he lands in a good spot. A part of me hopes he is resigned to mentor Burrow. If not, I hope he leads a team to a deep playoff run. Great person!

  4. Clyde X
    3:15 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    Mike Brown proves yet again that he has no class. Paul said the best part of Mike ran down his momma’s leg. No offense.