Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton Released by the Cincinnati Bengals

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By Kyle Smith April 30, 2020 0 Comment
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After nine seasons in the orange and black, Andy Dalton has been released by the Cincinnati Bengals after the selection of Joe Burrow in this year’s draft.

Andy Dalton has been informed of his release by the Cincinnati Bengals. Dalton was drafted out of TCU in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was brought in as the replacement Franchise quarterback for Carson Palmer and Dalton lived up to the hype immediately.

In his first season, the Bengals shocked the world with a 9-7 record and a playoff berth. Dalton earned his first-ever Pro Bowl selection. In his first five seasons, Dalton led the Bengals to five straight playoff appearances. Most notably in 2015 when the team started 8-0 and looked like a Super Bowl-caliber team.

Unfortunately, regular season success never attributed to playoff and championship victories. Dalton faced a slew of injuries and bad performances in each playoff season. Had Dalton not broke his hand in 2015, the Bengals could have accomplished something truly special that season.

Dalton ends his career as the all-time Bengals’ passing touchdown leader and ranks second on the Bengals’ all-time passing yards and wins. He tops out Super Bowl contending quarterbacks in Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason.

Much more than a football player

Andy Dalton and his family contributed much more than just to the football field. Dalton and his wife created the Andy and JJ Dalton Foundation to help pediatric patients in regional hospitals. They have raised millions of dollars for the city of Cincinnati and have been incredible for the Cincinnati community since his arrival in 2011. You can donate to the Dalton foundation by click here .

Looking towards the future

The Bengals were forced to make this move after the most expensive offseason in franchise history. Cincinnati brought in multiple free agents on the defensive side of the ball on their way to spending over $150 million in total. Finally, the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow, quarterback from LSU, with the first overall pick in this year’s draft.

Andy Dalton will land on his feet sooner rather than later. Dalton still has much more in the tank and can provide a solid quarterback for a team in need. Look for the Patriots and the Jaguars to be in play as Dalton searches for a new home.

Bengals fans everywhere should be incredibly thankful for all that Andy and his family have done for the team and the city of Cincinnati. Thank you, Andy!


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