Let me remind all of you folks that NFL starting caliber quarterbacks don't grow up on trees. There is a reason why teams like the Bears give those huge contracts to guys like Jay Cutler. There are only so many elite QB and we all know who they are. And then there is anybody else, trying to find that guy that can lift up the team and win big. And if you don't have a Peyton Manning or an Aaron Rodgers, then you have to find a way to win games with the likes of Flacco, Dalton or Tannehill.
Is there anybody out there able to come here and win more games that Andy has won for this team in the regular season? We don't know but Dalton is still in his rookie contract and that has let the team build up in some other places like the defensive line and the ofensive line. We could use for sure some veteran help behind Andy that could push him and challenging him for the starting role, but it does not mean that would be the franchise quarterback some of the Bengals fans are waiting for. Does anyone want to bring in Matt Flynn or Kevin Kolb? Or trade for Kirk Cousins? Because those are the guys available and they haven't proven to be better than Andy.
So, from my point of view the right thing to do should be to bring in some experienced guy to push Andy in the training camp and let Dalton play for his contract next season. I don't think any other play caller is going to come here and just like that win a championship because, as I just posted yesterday on this same site, our issues go very well beyond the quarterback.
Philip Rivers, the quarterback that just beat us on sunday throwing the football only 16 times, spent the last two seasons looking more like a mediocre playcaller than the great player we all know he is. And I am not saying Andy is as good player as Rivers but some players when placed in the right spot can overachive.
Let's be patient folks, Who Dey!