- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 29, 1987 (31)
- 9th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 35 (CIN)
Despite the Cincinnati Bengals firing of head coach Marvin Lewis after the season, league sources indicate more than one candidate during the team's coaching search expressed approval in quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton has proven himself capable in the eyes of the personnel department and also has two years remaining with no dead salary cap charge on his contract. "We're very comfortable with Andy," director of player personnel Duke Tobin said. "We think he's got a number of years left. We feel like we can win with him. But with any position group, we don't just throw away the whole draft board at a group just because we're satisfied with who we have. We'll evaluate them and look at them and see if there's an opportunity to add a guy at every position." Dalton only played in 11 games in 2018 due to injury, but he could easily bounce back in 2019 with better health. He has the weapons around him to succeed, but he's best drafted as a fantasy backup with QB1 upside in the right matchups.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb), whose season has ended, is expected to return to the team in 2019, as sources say his thumb surgery won't affect his future with the club. Dalton finished the 2018 season with 2,566 yards, a 61.9 completion percentage, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 365 pass attempts. The Bengals started off the year strong but then faded, and Dalton struggled in his last few games with A.J. Green out injured. He still has QB1 upside in the right matchups, but Dalton has settled into QB2 territory in fantasy. Jeff Driskel will finish out the season under center with Dalton on Injured Reserve.
The Cincinnati Bengals placed quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) on Injured Reserve on Monday, ending his season. In a corresponding move, the team claimed quarterback Tom Savage off waivers. Dalton finishes the 2018 season with 2,566 yards (61.9 completion percentage), 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The 31-year-old was very mediocre and struggled mightily without top receiver A.J. Green (toe) in recent weeks. Jeff Driskel will take over as the starter for the final five games. He'll be a low-end QB2 in two-QB leagues, and Cincy's offensive weapons need to be slightly downgraded as a result.