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Comparing Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer's First 3 Seasons in the NFL

John Grieshop

Remember back to when Carson Palmer was the Bengals' starting QB? It doesn't feel like it was four years ago does it? I still remember when he announced he didn't want to be a Bengal any more. It was heart breaking.

But now, three seasons later, we have a starting QB that has not only replaced Palmer, but has played in more playoff games than him.

And that QB's name is Andy Dalton. I decided to compare Dalton's first three seasons in the league to Palmer's first three. What you see may surprise you.

Andy Dalton : Passing Attempts - 1,630

Passing Completions - 992

Total Yards - 11,360

Touchdowns - 80

Interceptions - 49

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Carson Palmer : Passing Attempts - 941

Passing Completions - 608

Total Yards - 6,733

Touchdowns - 50

Interceptions - 30

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Remember though, that Carson Palmer didn't play any games in his first season. But unless he had a phenomenal rookie campaign, he still wouldn't have the same stats as Dalton.

Many people would say, including myself, that Palmer had a successful time when he was a Cincinnati Bengal. Hopefully we will be saying the same thing about Andy Dalton in the coming years.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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