Are Andy Dalton and A.J. Green the best pass-catch combination in the NFL? They are according to the man who calls plays in Cincinnati.
Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Dalton and Green are the best quarterback-receiver pair in football.
“I know people will fight that and say differently,” Jackson said. “But I’ve watched these guys; these guys are grown. They’ve come in together, they started off hot, they’re still hot. Every year, statistically, they’ve gotten better. But at the end of the day, they’re both chasing something else. They’re both chasing getting this team beyond a playoff win and on to the Super Bowl. I think both of these guys are in the prime of their careers. They work very hard together, they know each other pretty well. And like I said, I wouldn’t trade the two guys for anybody at this point, because these guys know how to do it together.”
Jackson isn’t doing the Bengals any favors as they plan future contract extensions with Dalton and Green: You can bet both players’ agents will remind Bengals owner Mike Brown that the offensive coordinator considers them the best pair in the NFL, and ask to be paid accordingly.
But Jackson’s comments may be more about showing his players that he’s confident in them than actually offering an objective assessment of the best quarterback-receiver pairings in the NFL. We’ll let PFT Planet weigh in on whether Dalton and Green are actually the best.