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Bengals reach six-year extension deal with Andy Dalton

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The Bengals weren’t lying when they insisted all offseason that Andy Dalton was their guy.

According to Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Bengals have given Dalton a six-year, $115 million contract extension.

As with all such deals, the details will tell us more than the first wave of numbers.

But it does speak to their commitment to Dalton.

The former second-rounder has kept them consistently competitive, but hasn’t delivered a playoff win yet.

If his numbers are truly like what they’re reported to be, that will be expected to change, and soon.

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164 Responses to “Bengals reach six-year extension deal with Andy Dalton”
  1. ronin262 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:12 AM

    Not worth that kind of money. With the talent around him that team should be WINNING playoff games. Should have let him play out the contract first.

  2. chad504boy says: Aug 4, 2014 10:13 AM

    Jeremy Hill is going to single handedly save Dalton’s career.

  3. ctiggs says: Aug 4, 2014 10:13 AM

    Lol what a big mistake, this guy cant win a playoff game. #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter #whataretheBengalsthinking

  4. niners816 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:13 AM

    Why?! I bet the AFC North is happy about this. I thought the Niners were crazy for giving Kap that contract, but this one takes the cake! Good luck, Seattle when Wilsons contract is up!

  5. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 4, 2014 10:13 AM

    Playoffs are overrated.

  6. codythao35 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:13 AM

    That’s too much money for a qb who hasn’t prove anything yet. But that’s the Bengals way that’s why they haven’t won anything. Hope he can win them a Super Bowl.

  7. peefrimgar says: Aug 4, 2014 10:14 AM

    If he doesn’t get past the first round of the playoffs this year…whoops.

  8. sfsugator says: Aug 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    Overpaid. Fact.

  9. mikebrowncincinnati says: Aug 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    Andy Doh!ton

  10. mrbigass says: Aug 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    Just shows how difficult it is to find a Brady or a Brees or a Manning.

    Sometimes you just have to settle……

  11. thepftpoet says: Aug 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    Top 5 QB’s in the NFL :

    1. Peyton Manning.
    2. Aaron Rodgers.
    3. Drew Brees.
    4. Tom Brady.
    5. Teddy Bridgewater.

  12. kd75 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:16 AM

    Hahahahahahaha!

    You got me. You really got me.

  13. thepftpoet says: Aug 4, 2014 10:16 AM

    Six more years of devastating playoff losses.

    Six more years of dissapointment.

    Six more years of wishing the Bengals kept Mike Zimmer.

    Six more years, of the Red Choker.

  14. shootscuz says: Aug 4, 2014 10:17 AM

    Congrats Andy! That’s some big time money. Make sure to do some good things with it! Manning’s contract is starting to look like a hell of a deal.

  15. clipper522 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:17 AM

    The rest of the AFC N just took a sigh of relief for the next 6 years.

  16. thepftpoet says: Aug 4, 2014 10:17 AM

    What’s the difference between giving $115 million to Andy Dalton or burning it in a fire?

    It’s actually fun watching it burn in a fire.

  17. tvjules says: Aug 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    What percentage will Dalton be giving his WR who makes him look better than he is?
    AJ Green is the one who should be signing the 6-year extension.

  18. ballinmore says: Aug 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    At least Flacco wins playoff games and has a ring. If I have to be a fan and watch my team overpay a QB I’d like to at least have the experience of watching my team win in those situations to go with it.

  19. t8ertot says: Aug 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    It better be with clauses or the Bengals will be screwed

  20. bengalsucker says: Aug 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    I sure hope it’s comparable to the Kaep deal where it’s primarly based on incentives and such with a low amount of guaranteed. Doubtful though. Mike Brown has no problem paying Dalton (a noodle armed interception machine who chokes in prime time) but he’s at an “impasse” with Burfict. Unbelievable.

  21. pats777 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    Tom Brady continues to be a downright bargain compared to these massive QB deals for mid-level talent with low playoff wins (Romo, Cutler, Stafford, Dalton etc).

  22. t8ertot says: Aug 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    Should have signed Burfict first

  23. ravensnation85 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    LOL!

    This is fantastic.

  24. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Aug 4, 2014 10:19 AM

    Here we go. Come on Andy, don’t let us down.

  25. JackedUpSports says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    That’s certainly a lot of money for a quarterback that’s never won a playoff game

  26. doctormantistoboggan says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    He then went on to celebrate at one of the 25 neighboring TGI Friday’s that litter the Queen City.

  27. easyeintennessee says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    $1 mil per year plus $5 mil per playoff win… that would be a fair contract. Time to go sign Tez. Who Dey!

  28. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    Regardless of the true numbers, the kid did well for himself given the lack of post season success.

  29. restorativejusticeprogram says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    What a joke!

    You have a horrible coach and now you commit yourself to — at best — an average quarterback. With Cincy’s talent everywhere else they would have gone to a SB with a competent coach and slightly above-average QB.

  30. scmems07 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:20 AM

    Better value for the Bengals than the niners got for kap, better qb and the Bengals didn’t have to pay as much. Now Wilson Will be the highest paid game manager of all time.

    These qb contacts are getting ridiculous though, seriously.

  31. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:21 AM

    That’s a good move, he’s better than the credit he gets

  32. sdsmooth says: Aug 4, 2014 10:21 AM

    This is tremendous news!

    For the rest of the AFC.

  33. phillyphan420 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:21 AM

    seriously? wow…

  34. floratiotime says: Aug 4, 2014 10:22 AM

    That’s some seriously funny stuff there. Yeah, a talent like that you have to lock in. Hahahahaha . . .

  35. isheimfromcolfax says: Aug 4, 2014 10:23 AM

    Kaep he ain’t!

  36. uglydingo says: Aug 4, 2014 10:24 AM

    It seems like a helluva lot of money for an average QB who has had zero success in the playoffs.
    I thought he was worth about $13M per season, not $19M. Congratulations Andy, you got your deal. Now earn it.

  37. 12444uggg says: Aug 4, 2014 10:24 AM

    6 years? Wow, that’s huge for Dalton.

  38. micknangold says: Aug 4, 2014 10:24 AM

    Cue the know nothing armchair GMs.

  39. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    I told ya.

  40. pjflynn84 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    This is great news for any first round opponent.

  41. dacatindahat says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    great, seven more years without a playoff win…

  42. sellout1983 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    Who Dey

  43. coonsqualler says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    WOW….Good News!

    Signed- 31 other NFL Football Teams!!

  44. norvturnersneck says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    Wow, throwing picks in the playoffs surely helps get you paid.

  45. cpitch12 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    whats he gonna want if he ever wins a playoff game……good grief!!!! Ravens Steelers and Browns just applauded!!!!

  46. southpaw2k says: Aug 4, 2014 10:26 AM

    I guess Cinci doesn’t want to win a playoff game for at least the next 6 years then.

  47. deathonwings410 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:26 AM

    And Bengals fans can never make fun of Flacco ‘s contract again. At least he’s won a playoff game…and oh yeah, a SB and SB MVP! Lmao!

  48. tedmurph says: Aug 4, 2014 10:26 AM

    I wonder who’s gonna be more sorry. The Ravens paying Flacco or the Bengals committing to Dalton.

  49. kerzondax says: Aug 4, 2014 10:27 AM

    While we often lament a team keeping a quarterback that has issues (Romo comes to mind), we sometimes forget that there are SO many quarterbacks out there that are terrible. Dalton is not terrible and if he can get his decision making under control (i.e. stupid interceptions) he will keep the Bengals competitive. He’s no Rodgers, Brady, P. Manning, etc., but you could sure do a lot worse.

  50. Getoffmylawn! says: Aug 4, 2014 10:27 AM

    $115 Million and hasn’t won a single playoff game! SMH

  51. zach011 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:27 AM

    The fact that Andy Dalton gets paid more than me is just ridiculous. I’m at least somewhat good at what I do

  52. billclintonspetkraken says: Aug 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    All these QBs getting monster deals, I’m just sitting here waiting for my Vikes to find a QB…waiting…crying…

  53. tyler200829 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    According to Bengals fans Flacco was overpaid. But he’s won a Super Bowl and Dalton has a grand total of 0 playoff wins….funny how it always comes back around. Well wishes to Andy and the bengals for plenty more first round exits to come. Lololol

  54. troy43mvp says: Aug 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    Party Time for the rest of the AFC North!!

  55. bubbybrisket says: Aug 4, 2014 10:29 AM

    Dandi Andy just got paid.

  56. bonnovi says: Aug 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    Wow, that’s a real overpay.

  57. billclintonspetkraken says: Aug 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    Did I mention that my Vikes took Ponder in the same draft, a round a head of him? The same Ponder who is now the 3rd string and named his daughter after Bobby Bowden?

    Dude has a hot wife though.

  58. bobonmycob says: Aug 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    LOL wow…… Must not be cool being a Bengals fan right now. This guy may be good but he’s not great and thats evident in his play when things get tight.

  59. mahimike says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 AM

    Some guys/coaches get lucky with the right team. Still can’t believe Marvin Lewis is head coach in cincy.

  60. greg285 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 AM

    It’s abundantly clear that Schiano did more harm than he did good with the Bucs during his tenure….

  61. xLith says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 AM

    Overpaid.

  62. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 AM

    Get Andy Dalton a center, a right guard, and a #2 wide receiver (like Alshon Jeffery/Julio Jones/Wes Welker/etc.) and NFL defenses will cry for mercy.

  63. dennisatunity says: Aug 4, 2014 10:32 AM

    $115 million for 0 playoff wins. Unbelievable.

  64. wannabeqb says: Aug 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    I’m going to be surprised if this isn’t really a series of one year deals (a la Kaepernick).

  65. quickdraw85 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    (Cough) RIPOFF!!!! Thank you Bengals for helping the Steelers take the division for the next six plus years.

  66. milkmandanimal says: Aug 4, 2014 10:33 AM

    Is it a bad sign that my first reaction to this was laughter?

  67. jadmakaveli says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    Is this a joke? lol yea Bengals good luck for the next 6 years.

  68. ravens4lifeudig says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    Now All the Hate Name Calling the whole 9 yards that PFT Bloggers could give To Flacco about his CONTRACT. How is it that Kaper. Dalton, Matt Ryan all Deserve +110 million $ Contracts and they Haven’t won anything Major to Date. Flacco Wins Superbowl. He Has same amount of Rings As AAron, Drew and Peyton But he Doesn’t Deserve same amount of money according to you Clowns

  69. bengalguy says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    Wow! Lets go Andy……time to put up!

  70. nbarber2013 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    This is way too much money for this average QB. This makes me worried on how much my Hawks are going to have to pay Wilson now.

  71. celticsforever says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    Stupid. Upper tier money for a middle tier guy. This makes guys like Luck worth way more than they really are. Teams with top flights qbs will end up with 3 star players and 50 third and fourth stringers. Bit at least that way no one on the D will be able to hit or tackle, right Goodell?

  72. seatownballers says: Aug 4, 2014 10:35 AM

    If they haven’t won a playoff game, why do they keep the same coach

  73. ed3557 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:35 AM

    I’m not sure why this should surprise anyone. For all of Dalton’s shortcomings, there is no reasonable replacement for him on the horizon; it’s very unlikely that the Bengals will be drafting high enough to get a difference -maker through the draft and their aspirations (of making the playoffs and a championship) are really only served through Dalton, for better or worse. I was screaming as much as anyone at his play in those 3 playoff games, but he’s also won 10 games or more each of his first 3 years and has actually made the playoffs each year (something that no other Bengal quarterback has ever done). If there was an Andrew Luck or Drew Brees ready to sign with them, that’s one thing, but that simply isn’t the case. This was a signing that had to happen, with the hope that he and the team continue to develop.

  74. tommyribs says: Aug 4, 2014 10:35 AM

    Good QB, but this is not money well spent.

    He really needs to win a playoff game or two now to justify that deal.

    The Bengals have talent up and down the Roster. They have to get a Post-Season win now, and Dalton has to play like a good veteran QB in the Post-Season.

  75. vegaskid21 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:36 AM

    Sounds like the Bengals overpaid Dalton, but, he gets to the playoffs every year. So that must be the going rate.

  76. kwgator says: Aug 4, 2014 10:37 AM

    Hopefully the new contract states that Andy Dalton must show up for work in January

  77. bigblu73 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:38 AM

    4th highest NFL QB contract for Andy Dalton???

    And you wonder why they call them the BUNGLES?

  78. ctiggs says: Aug 4, 2014 10:38 AM

    How he can buy that “soul” that he has always wanted.

  79. bigbenownsthenfl says: Aug 4, 2014 10:38 AM

    Good lord! 115 million for a QB that can’t win a playoff game! I guess big ben next contract should double this!

  80. hotfire6388 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:39 AM

    is it April 1st already?

  81. grimreaper12 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:40 AM

    Dalton should sent Ozzie a gift basket. Thanks to Newsome, every average Joe will get a 100 million dollar contract.

  82. NFLisnotreality says: Aug 4, 2014 10:40 AM

    He’s well worth it, much better than Kap.

  83. bassplucker says: Aug 4, 2014 10:41 AM

    Seriously? This guy is NOT the answer.

    With Zimmer gone, I see the Bengals taking a pretty big step back this year.

  84. marcolamorsa says: Aug 4, 2014 10:41 AM

    So is 100 million dollar QB’s the norm now? Wait until the 200 million dollar Qb’s start popping out in 2025 lol *make it rain*

  85. hakunamangata says: Aug 4, 2014 10:42 AM

    Don’t be sad Mike Brown, I can’t run football team either.

  86. slugdub says: Aug 4, 2014 10:42 AM

    Way overpaid. Bottom of the barrel QB on a bottom of the barrel team. I guess that makes sense

  87. roarfrom384 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:42 AM

    And this officially ends the “Joe Flacco is the most overpaid player” discussion.

  88. bgsusteelers says: Aug 4, 2014 10:42 AM

    Wait, that was a typo right? They meant 6 years at $11.5M per season, right? Surely Mike Brown just forgot the decimal point or the reporters didn’t see it.

  89. aquineas1 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:43 AM

    Good for Opey! Might be a tad early based on past performance, but which is worse, a tad early or too late?

  90. chalkruz1989 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:44 AM

    Where are the fans that shred into Eli Manning on a consistent basis to bash this extension?

    At least E. Manning has performed under the brightest lights, Andy Dalton hasn’t done much to warrant such a lucrative contract.

  91. bostonian13 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:45 AM

    Is he worth 115 mill??!’ Heck to the no!! But is it his fault for playoff
    Failures? Nope. Lewis gotta go. Dalton and Green picked up the bengals when everyone thought they would fail.

  92. purpleguy says: Aug 4, 2014 10:45 AM

    It will be interesting to see if Bengals fans are on board with this extension.

  93. Zac F. says: Aug 4, 2014 10:46 AM

    These QB contracts are getting insane – I think we’re entering a new era where the teams winning Super Bowls are going to be teams with quarterbacks on their rookie contracts. By the time you pay a quarterback this kind of money, you start really limiting the quality of team you can put around him.

    Not to mention, I view Dalton as a pretty average quarterback who has a stellar wide receiver propping his career up.

  94. jm91rs says: Aug 4, 2014 10:46 AM

    I can assure you that the afc north is only happy about this contract because of the salary cap complications. They don’t typically face dalton in the playoffs, and his regular season play has kept some of the AFCN teams out of the playoffs. He’ll continue to be a steady qb and the bengals will win a lot of games in the regular season

  95. whodey1218 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    You guys haven’t seen Andy at training camp. He looks like a top 5 qb. Keep on hating but like niners816 said were taking the cake and the Lombardi. Whodey

  96. xcflqb7 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    And save the Flacco comparisons – Flacco has won 9 playoff games and the Super Bowl – I’d take Dalton in fantasy , Flacco in the Rwanda, world

  97. justwinbaby29 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    I think I would have let Dalton play this year out before giving him that kind of money. Good QB but don’t think he’ll ever win you a Super Bowl outside of having an all-time defense.

  98. ctiggs says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    Now he can buy that “soul” that he has always wanted.

  99. whatnojets says: Aug 4, 2014 10:47 AM

    What? Are they crazy?

  100. phlockar says: Aug 4, 2014 10:48 AM

    Good QB but should’ve let him play it out. Franchise tag next year would’ve probably been cheaper if no long term deal was reached

  101. dartmouthstevens says: Aug 4, 2014 10:48 AM

    Everyone is whining about the numbers. The truth is that QB’s are rated as 15-20% of the cap. With the cap jumping 10M per year for the forseeable future 140-190 the average cap over the deal 165M. In 2020, the going rate for an upper half QB will be 30M. That 20M will look awful good.

  102. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 4, 2014 10:51 AM

    For everyone saying this is good for the teams of the AFC North:

    SEE: 2013 AFC North Champion Cincinnati Bengals (w/ Andy Dalton)

    SEE: pittsburgh and baltimore knocked out of playoff contention by Andy Dalton and the 2013 Cincinnati Bengals

  103. Most of you would be rapturous if your team won just one measly Super Bowl. We won it once, then again, and again, and again, yet again, oh, look, another one. You shrivel in our shadow. We define greatness. We built the NFL. We are the Steelers. says: Aug 4, 2014 10:55 AM

    LOL! $115 milllion for a 50 QB rating in three playoff games. The Bengals ensure nothing more than broken hearts with this deal.

  104. steelcurtainn says: Aug 4, 2014 10:57 AM

    YES!

    Thanks,
    A Steeler Fan

  105. jtbsteeler says: Aug 4, 2014 11:00 AM

    There is a God.

  106. mn1bjb says: Aug 4, 2014 11:01 AM

    I hear everyone saying he is overpaid. Whats the alternative?

  107. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 4, 2014 11:03 AM

    The Bengals have been a talented team over the last 5 years, and now Dalton is rewarded for holding them back. Brilliant.

  108. youpeopleareallthesame says: Aug 4, 2014 11:04 AM

    I may be alone here, but as a Bengals fan, I like this. A lot. Dalton has lead us to a golden era that as a younger fan I have never experienced.

    Now win us a big game my man

  109. winstonjed44 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:04 AM

    Wait what? How in the world does Dalton get this contract? I was sure they were going to handle his contract situation the way the Ravens did with Flacco and let him play out his last year and earn the contract. The guy has been solid in the regular season, but he has been abysmal in the playoffs. 1 TD 6 ints, can’t win with that.

  110. kitnamania13 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:05 AM

    Maybe this deal isn’t so bad. If the cap goes up to $250 million in the next couple of years, this will be a bargain.

  111. patriotsdefense says: Aug 4, 2014 11:05 AM

    Milk was a bad choice.

  112. willycents says: Aug 4, 2014 11:05 AM

    Hmm, How many years in the playoffs? No first round victories? I bet there are 24 teams in the NFL who would love to have that record, and pay dearly for it. Let’s see, Pittsburg, Arizona, Oakland, Buffalo, Kansas City, Giants, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, etc. LMAO at the detractors. When you criticize, name your team first and we can all see how yours stacks up to the Bengals record. BTW, I am a Denver/Chicago fan.

  113. seatownballers says: Aug 4, 2014 11:06 AM

    Wilson gonna get $120 million

  114. itsfootballbaby says: Aug 4, 2014 11:09 AM

    As a Ravens’ fan I say……..AWESOME!!!!!

  115. bradhammond says: Aug 4, 2014 11:09 AM

    Good contract? Bad contract? Without knowing how much is guaranteed, and what the cap impact is if they decide to move after a couple of years, it is hard to say. If it is structured like the Kapernick extension it might be a good contract for the Bengals.

  116. axespray says: Aug 4, 2014 11:10 AM

    He’s on a team that had a defense that ruffled Rodgers and Brady, yet this doofus fumbles away playoff games (at home) against a Charger team that couldn’t beat the chief’s 2nd stringers in a must win game.

  117. itsfootballbaby says: Aug 4, 2014 11:10 AM

    The Bengals have a ton of talent but they scare no one.

  118. stevent92 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:21 AM

    All of these QBs cannot be worth $100M+. Kaepernick? Dalton? Flacco?

    What happened to the 5-yr, $60-$70M deals for a solid, possible-franchise QB? Honestly, why are they shelling out $20M/yr on “decent” starting QBs.

    I really wonder what RGIII and Russell Wilson’s contracts will look like. Luck may get $150M being as he has actually won a playoff game, and Wilson could get more than that.

  119. theravenmaniac says: Aug 4, 2014 11:22 AM

    AJ Green should be getting tha

  120. troy43mvp says: Aug 4, 2014 11:22 AM

    In all fairness it’s not just the QB’s fault they haven’t won a playoff game since the early 90’s. It was a TEAM effort.

  121. florsht says: Aug 4, 2014 11:22 AM

    Good news for Big Ben as he looks forward to next year and a new contract.

  122. cfeeley52 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:24 AM

    Sooo does this mean we can stop talking about the Flacco contract???

  123. brohamma says: Aug 4, 2014 11:25 AM

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the Bengals overpaying or the Steeler fans who have gone 8-8 the past two seasons that are talking smack.

    8-8 for two consecutive seasons puts you in the Cowboys and Jets league.. just sayin.

  124. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick, now Andy Dalton. Even mediocre QBs get big contracts nowadays.

    At least Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl.

  125. codythao35 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:30 AM

    In the next 5 years the list goes like this:
    1. Teddy Bridgewater
    2. Andrew Luck
    3. Kaepernick
    4. Russel Wilson
    5. Nick Fole

    Bet on it home boy!!!!!!!!!!SKOL

  126. hawkstradamus says: Aug 4, 2014 11:34 AM

    Gotta love all the hatred for Dalton. Especially form the niner fans and NFC north rivals. Andy Daltin is better than any Steeler QB that hasnt had multiple rape allegationsand is not named Bradshaw. Signing Dalton means that the bengals won’t have to endure the likes if Tomzack, Maddox, Brister and Gerbac.
    The alternative to Dalton is not the fifteen guys who are better than him, it’s the hundred other guys that aren’t.

  127. swagger52 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:46 AM

    If Dalton played poorly when he was playing for a contract, just wait until you see him when he has a contract.

    The only thing Bengals can hope is that some team is dumb enough like the Raiders and give a 1st round draft pick to them for nothing.

  128. jason9696 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:49 AM

    That’s some serious coin.

    After watching him perform in last years playoff loss. I wouldn’t have given him $10.

  129. harveyredman says: Aug 4, 2014 11:52 AM

    So the new League mandate is to WAY overpay slightly above average QB’s and pretty much underpay every other position (especially the RB’s)!!

    What sense does it make to tie up 15% of your salary cap with NOT THE BEST player on your team? AJ Green makes this QB, not the other way around.

    I can realistically see Peyton, Brady, Rodgers earning the 15% salary cap. They are super elite and deserve every penny. BUT, the Dalton’s, Stafford’s, Romo’s, Cutler’s and Ryan’s of the League ( 3 playoff wins combined!!!) who have not accomplished anything beyond acquiring regular season stats are robbing their team’s blind and presumable laughing (hard) all the way to the bank.

    PS But as a man and a bread-winner – I am happy for him. Nice to see dude’s hit it big!!

  130. sfninersfan says: Aug 4, 2014 11:52 AM

    In all seriousness, one year deals like Kaepernick or not, $115 million is too much for this guy. I don’t get this move by Cincy.

  131. ravensbob says: Aug 4, 2014 11:57 AM

    is every team in the AFC North required to have bad contracts for their QB’s?

  132. pskotte says: Aug 4, 2014 11:59 AM

    Smart move by the Bengals. After this coming championship season the deal will look like a steal.

  133. samoanjungle says: Aug 4, 2014 12:08 PM

    Pretty sure he has a winning record against every AFCN team so, NO, the AFCN teams are not happy about this

  134. eyezworld says: Aug 4, 2014 12:08 PM

    does jerry jones have a clone? sounds like the same thing dallas did with Romo.

  135. tae323 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:10 PM

    Dalton should be giving A.J Green atleast 50-60 million of that because if it wasn’t for Green, than Dalton would be another run-of-the-mill quarterback.

  136. eyezworld says: Aug 4, 2014 12:13 PM

    I don’t hate Dalton at all….. Hell I just don’t think they draft well enough to find a qb.

  137. nopepper123 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:22 PM

    Barring injuries this season to key Bengal players, Andy will win a playoff game this year. Great signing because when he takes this team to the AFC Championship this year, his price tag would of gone out of the roof. M. Brown is proving to be one of the best owners in the NFL right now despite the haters out there.

  138. mutantman87 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:26 PM

    Words, where are they?

  139. scotrugby says: Aug 4, 2014 12:35 PM

    “Good afternoon, thank you for calling the Kansas City Chiefs”

    “Hi this is Alex Smith’s agent. I need to speak with Mr. Dorsey immediately”

  140. wallabear says: Aug 4, 2014 12:45 PM

    Bengals beat Green Bay, then lost to the Browns the following week. Is that worth $100M+ tee-hee-hee

  141. mason527 says: Aug 4, 2014 12:59 PM

    HAHA. as a Browns fan this is very good news.

  142. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Aug 4, 2014 1:02 PM

    clipper522 says:
    Aug 4, 2014 10:17 AM
    The rest of the AFC N just took a sigh of relief for the next 6 years.
    __________

    The Bengals won the division last year and knocked the Ravens out of the playoffs. They’ve knocked the Steelers out 2 straight years. So why are they breathing sighs of relief again??

  143. ravenswhat says: Aug 4, 2014 1:10 PM

    loool!!!

  144. sbchampsagain says: Aug 4, 2014 1:24 PM

    Dalton does NOT have a winning record against the AFCN.

    8-10 career vs AFCN
    56% completion
    24TD 23 INT
    73 QB Rating

    2-4 vs Baltimore
    2-4 vs Pittsburgh
    4-2 Vs Cleveland.

  145. 941bucs says: Aug 4, 2014 1:30 PM

    I liked the dude since he was at TCU. Hell he won me a few fantasy match ups. Dont mind him gettin paid, but inflation has to step in at some point with these large, getting larger every year contracts

  146. drs12522 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:53 PM

    In the last two years, CIN is 1-5 away vs the AFC North and 5-1 at home vs the AFC North. I put together my own top 16 QB rating for the 2012/2013 seasons by feel and had Dalton ranked 17th. I then looked at each QB vs top QB teams, 9-16 QB teams, and the rest. CIN in 2013/2014 was 1-1 away vs 1-8 QB teams and 4-2 at home. CIN was 4-3 away vs 9-16 QB teams and 3-0 at home. CIN was 4-3 vs the rest away and 5-2 at home. Total: 9-7 away and 12-4 at home. Especially for a third year QB, those numbers would put Dalton in my revised top 16 QBs, around the 10th spot. He needs to win in the postseason. The last two years, he has been better than Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, RG III, Matt Ryan, and Jay Cutler in terms of wins, all of whom were in my top 16. His production is much better than Tony Romo. DALL in 2012/2013, was 5-0 at home vs non-top 16 QBs and 11-16 otherwise. Matthew Stafford is 11-21 total in 2013/2014. Keep in mind that Andrew Luck has one more playoff win than Andy Dalton at this point in their careers (Dalton, 0-3, Luck 1-2).

  147. flexx91 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:54 PM

    Prior to the rookie wage limit, those 6 year, $60 million contracts for unproven rookie QBs were a hell of a deal.

  148. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 4, 2014 2:05 PM

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    sbchampsagain says:Aug 4, 2014 1:24 PM

    Dalton does NOT have a winning record against the AFCN.

    8-10 career vs AFCN
    56% completion
    24TD 23 INT
    73 QB Rating

    2-4 vs Baltimore
    2-4 vs Pittsburgh
    4-2 Vs Cleveland.

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    One of those wins vs. Baltimore was in week 17 when starters were resting for the playoffs and Tyrod Taylor was under center. And they still almost lost.

  149. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:23 PM

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see him put a beating on the Ravens, Week 1.
    The Steelers aren’t that great like they were 3 years ago so that game will be boring to watch.
    The Browns games, nah, they are boring.
    Love the Ravens games and can’t to see them quit on the season at the end of week 1

  150. metitometin says: Aug 4, 2014 2:35 PM

    Looks like the Bengals are destined for 6 years of 9-7 seasons and a 1st round exit in the playoffs. Seriously, this is the dumbest decision I’ve ever seen. Did the Bengals management not watch the playoff games where Dalton repeatedly choked against the Texans and the Chargers and the Jets??

  151. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:49 PM

    metitometin says:
    Aug 4, 2014 2:35 PM

    Looks like the Bengals are destined for 6 years of 9-7 seasons and a 1st round exit in the playoffs. Seriously, this is the dumbest decision I’ve ever seen. Did the Bengals management not watch the playoff games where Dalton repeatedly choked against the Texans and the Chargers and the Jets??
    —————————————————
    You sound so ticked. Are you a Bengals fan?
    LOL!

  152. jeanoroid says: Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    So many parrots in the reply area of this site..

  153. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:56 PM

    mason527 says:
    Aug 4, 2014 12:59 PM

    HAHA. as a Browns fan this is very good news.
    ——————————————————

    Sure! basement owners of the AFC North. Looks like you guys are going to get more of it.
    The most oddest fans in the NFL are the Cleveland Clown Fans. They cheer for their team to win the AFCN basement..LOL! Yes, they do. I mean they sellout every season.
    Its ok. Nothing wrong with that..lol

  154. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 4, 2014 3:52 PM

    I think Dalton can play. Good move to maintain stability there.

    More importantly, Andy Dalton > Bert Flacco

  155. pftisfulloftrolls says: Aug 4, 2014 4:07 PM

    Bengals fans are hilarious. The only thing they have to brag about is their “rivals” (I don’t consider the Bengals to be rivals with the Ravens and Steelers) not making the playoffs, opposed to their own accomplishments.

  156. boltjolt says: Aug 4, 2014 4:25 PM

    Wow, 115 mil for DALTON! Way too munch for a marginal QB. I guess thats why they are the Bungles.

  157. micknangold says: Aug 4, 2014 4:30 PM

    Ok, here’s the deal. Did the Bengals overpay? Yes, of course they did. The fact is, you must overpay for any quarterback worth a damn in the NFL. You don’t think there’s a bunch of teams that’d give Dalton that deal in a heartbeat in free agency in 2015? I’d bet my last dollar the Jets, with all their cap room and a desperate need at QB, would be all over Dalton. If I did a little research I’m sure I could find several more teams where need and cap space aligned to sign Dalton as a UFA. Where would the Bengals be if in March ’15 they suddenly had no starting quarterback?

    What if Dalton lit it up in 2014, and won a playoff game or two, or the whole damn thing? The NFL is crazy, don’t act like it couldn’t happen. Then the Bengals would have to overpay even more. You think the Ravens wish Flacco took their offer before they had to dismantle their Super Bowl winning team to keep him?

    The Bengals had pretty much no choice but to do this.

  158. scotrugby says: Aug 4, 2014 5:04 PM

    “The Bengals had pretty much no choice but to do this.”

    True. Unfortunately the market has been set for QBs that have done very little in the post season (Matt Ryan 1 playoff win and Matthew Stafford 0 playoff wins comes to mind). Whereas a fairer amount would be the 12-15 million range IMHO.

    Can’t fault Andy for asking for what the market has already given and can’t fault Cincinnati for paying it. The alternative is they let him walk and to draft a new QB which is going to set your franchise back at least 3 years.

  159. afamiliesstruggle says: Aug 4, 2014 5:57 PM

    Wow you all forget how good Dalton is in his first three years he is running in Dan Marino and Peyton manning company
    There are a lot of rarified numbers he can cite:

    – Dalton, Dan Marino and Peyton Manning are the only ones to throw 20 or more touchdown passes in each of their first two seasons.

    – Dalton is one of only five starting quarterbacks to lead their teams to the playoffs in each of their first three seasons, along with the Rams’ Pat Haden, the Dolphins’ Marino, the Browns’ Bernie Kosar and the Ravens’ Joe Flacco.

    – If the Bengals reach the playoffs again this season, he’ll join Flacco as the only starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to reach the playoffs in each of their first four seasons

  160. afamiliesstruggle says: Aug 4, 2014 6:07 PM

    You guys are sad for tearing a guy down who is only one of three ever to throw 20 or more touchdowns for three straight years. And only one of five to make the playoffs in his first three years. Those numbers are in elite company of all the starting quarterbacks since the super bowl era to be in company with 2 hall of famers. And to do something greats as Montana, Marino, Manning , Young, Bradshaw , Esasion, Fours, Brees, Tarkenton, Staubach and many more have ever done. Wow vet a clue people can’t argue stone cold hard facts and stats. Look em up ting bats.

  161. tedmurph says: Aug 4, 2014 6:49 PM

    Plenty of guys have thrown more than 20 TDs their 1rst 2 yrs. Luck and RWilson to name two in the last 2 yrs alone. It’s a bogus stat anyway, since many QBs sit a yr or more befoere they get to start. You gonna put Dalton in ARodger’s class? It’s not just the fact that Dalton is 0-3 in the playoffs. His stats in those playoff gms are ABYSMAL. His ineptitude sets the standard. That’s a top 5 roster in Cincy, and the coach and Dalton are what’s holding them back. There are about 18 QBs in the NFL I’d rather have.

  162. youpeopleareallthesame says: Aug 4, 2014 11:29 PM

    I am just old enough to remember how bad it can be as a Cincy fan.

    I love this. Dalton won’t be a Brady 0r a Manning. I’m still taking him over most others

  163. tnfire69 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:48 PM

    Dalton has good numbers during the season its the post season that gets him all hung up. I mean he was 3rd in touchdown by qbs last year with 33 I believe. His yards were pretty good too. He has room to grow into a good qb.
    If you read all the details of this contract the Bengals gave themselves a lot room to cut him loose in 2 years if it doesn’t work out. So not a bad deal he gets more money then he would have & Bengals didn’t screw themselves if he tanks.

  164. cwrector77 says: Aug 11, 2014 12:56 PM

    People are actually insinuating that Dalton is better than Kaepernick? Hahahaha! That’s pretty funny right there.

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