I was pining for McElroy all offseason long. I really believed in the kid and he showed the same maturity and ability to manage a game that Dalton did, with slightly less athleticism. I'm watching him on MNF and he has shown all the poise and ability that Dalton has shown us and he's actually lead several sustained drives and thrown a TD. He also threw a pick, and bounced right back to score.
The kicker? He was there waiting for us in the 7th round. Imagine if we would have taken one of the top guards in the 2nd? Or a corner? Or an impact DT?
I know it's way too early for any speculation on how one QB's career will compare to the other's, and I am firmly behind Dalton as the future of Bengals football. I believe in Dalton, but damn, McElroy looks really poised and damn is he accurate.
So now that I've had my chance to gloat a little, and maybe even generate some conversation (hopefully) I'm done. Nothing to really take away from this one folks.