The Cincinnati Bengals have officially released Andy Dalton after a nine year run. This doesn't come as a surprise, as Dalton was benched during the season and the Bengals don't have the cap space after the draft to pay him the $17 million he was due this season.
Dalton finishes as the leader in TD passes in Cincinnati's history and comes close in passing yards. However, he dropped significantly in production after the 2015 season.
Honestly, Dalton was not that bad of a QB for the Bengals and has been an absolute class act. And if anything, Dalton was consistent. I think he (and Marvin Lewis) were hindered greatly by the cheap front office and ownership cesspool that is the Cincinnati Bengals.
Though the kicker is this stat line: Andy Dalton's career primetime stats including playoffs. 26 games, 6.39 ypa, 28tds, 21int, 6-19-1 record.
6-19 in prime time games should say it all after a nine year career with Cinci.