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E106: Andy Dalton – Bengals QB Talking Playoff Expectations and Team Culture


Andy Dalton (aka The Red Rocket) is the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU) and left as their all-time leader in wins along with many passing statistic categories. Andy was selected by the Bengals in the 2011 NFL Draft. He and All-Pro wide receiver A. J. Green have become a prolific quarterback/receiver combination.Dalton and Green broke NFL records for completions and yards for a rookie quarterback/receiver combination, even without the benefit of an offseason.

Dalton is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have thrown for over 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons, alongside Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, and Russell Wilson. He is also one of only five quarterbacks to have passed for at least 20 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, joining Manning, Luck, Wilson, and Dan Marino.

Dalton is the only quarterback to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to four consecutive playoff births, and one of five quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. He is also the Bengals franchise record holder for passing yards and touchdowns in a season. I was lucky to get to spend a year with the Bengals in the company of Andy. He and his wife are doing some really impressive things with their charity The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation too. Check it out.

Follow Andy on Twitter @andydalton14
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