Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed some doubt last week about the wisdom of signing quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term extension, but it seems that he is trying to at least figure out how much it would cost before coming to a final decision.
Dalton was a guest of Rich Gannon and Bruce Murray on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday and was asked about where things stood on the contract front. Dalton said that there have been discussions about a new deal with the team and that he’s hopeful that they will result in a deal in the near future.
“There’s been talks about it. There’s been a couple of proposals sent over and different things,” Dalton said. “We’re working on it. Hopefully, we can get something done. I’m not too worried about it. I know in the right timing everything is going to happen, but, obviously, everyone would like to get something done sooner rather than later. … It’s all going to take care of itself, I’m just going to focus on what I can control.”
Dalton said he feels he’s improved every year since he joined the Bengals and that he hopes to cut down on his turnovers in 2014. Doing that would improve the Bengals’ chances of winning a playoff game as well as Dalton’s chances of convincing Brown he’s the man for the long haul if the two sides can’t agree on something before the season gets underway.