Bengals Release Andy Dalton
After nine years in Cincinnati, Andy Dalton is looking for a new home. The Bengals released the three-time Pro Bowler on Thursday.
Dalton’s joblessness isn’t surprising, because it opens $17.7 million in cap space, but it leaves the Bengals with Ryan Finley as Joe Burrow’s backup.
The 2011 second round pick joins Cam Newton as veteran quarterbacks looking for a job. Many fans joke that the Patriots will come calling for Dalton’s services, but they’re not the only team that rumors are circulating around. Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports Jacksonville is also interested in Dalton.
The Jaguars and Patriots are among the teams interested in Andy Dalton, per a source.
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) April 30, 2020
The Bengals released Dalton because they couldn’t find a trade partner, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Source to me on why #Bengals released Andy Dalton: “Tried to find a trade partner. Andy requested opportunity to see what’s out there and we obliged. He’s meant a lot to us, so we wish him the best.”
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 30, 2020
In Dalton’s nine years with Cincinnati, he never won a playoff game, but he is one of just six quarterbacks to throw for over 30,000, 200-plus TDs and accumulate 70 wins since 2011.
Since 2011, only 6 QBs have hit the following marks:
30,000 Pass Yards
200 Pass TD
Andy Dalton pic.twitter.com/sZvUkiF8G6
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 30, 2020