I have not been as down on Dalton as other fans. However, I think he deserves serious criticism for his performance in the playoff game last season. I'm not sure Dalton deserves elite QB money, or even second tier QB money for that matter. Regardless of whether or not I think Dalton will settle down and play better when the pressures on or not.....I don't want to lose him to FA without being sure. But I also don't want the organization to lock him down for big money until Its a little clearer either.
Burfict, on the other hand, I want locked down NOW! I think he has proven to be worth the money, and I think great linebackers have proven that they are worth the commitment. Why would we be dealing with Dalton before Burfict right now? I don't get it! Enlighten me please.