Andy Dalton is done for the season, relegated to the injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Cincy takes its 5-6 record into a Week 13 matchup in which it hosts the Denver Broncos (5-6) in a showdown of teams clinging ever so slightly to playoff hopes.
What does the future hold for Dalton in Cincy?
Dalton said per the Bengals official website.
“There is some reality to it. Nobody wants to make excuses. Nobody wants to come out there and say the injuries are the reason that we are where we are, but I think the team looked a little different when we were 4-1. Different guys took different time of missing games. It can be tough when you don’t have the same group out there. When you look at the best teams, the teams that make a run at it, they’re the healthiest teams. Unfortunately this year we weren’t that.”
With two years left on his contract, Dalton’s days in Cincinnati might be done at the conclusion of this season, but he has received somewhat of a vote of confidence on Friday from coach Marvin Lewis.
The eight-year veteran feels the support one would expect for a franchise quarterback.
“Everybody here’s been behind me,” he said. “I’ve never doubted that at all. I think from the top down, the support that I’ve received is what you want. … I never had a doubt. Everybody here’s been behind me,” he said. “I’ve never doubted that at all. I think from the top down, the support that I’ve received is what you want. … I never had a doubt.”
Dalton is definitely a capable starter in the NFL.
A lot worse guys out there than him starting in the NFL. That being said, sometimes a change of scenery can be helpful.
Either way first things first, the Bengals should fire Marvin Lewis.
This guy has had too many chances, and always comes up short.
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— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) December 1, 2018
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