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Andy Dalton Climbs to 18th in Ron Jaworski Quarterback Rankings

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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski is running his annual "Jaws QB Countdown" where he ranks every starting quarterback in the league from 32 to 1. Current Bengals signal-caller, QB Andy Dalton ranked 18th.

Here's the entire list so far:

9) Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks

10) Joe FlaccoBaltimore Ravens

11) Eli ManningNew York Giants

12) Tony RomoDallas Cowboys

13) Colin KaepernickSan Francisco 49ers

14) Cam NewtonCarolina Panthers

15) Nick FolesPhiladelphia Eagles

16) Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions

17) Alex SmithKansas City Chiefs

18) Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals

19) Jay CutlerChicago Bears

20) Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals

21) Robert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins

22) Matt SchaubOakland Raiders

23) Ryan TannehillMiami Dolphins

24) Sam BradfordSt. Louis Rams

25) Josh McCownTampa Bay Buccaneers

26) Brian HoyerCleveland Browns

27) Chad HenneJacksonville Jaguars

28) E.J. ManuelBuffalo Bills

29) Jake LockerTennessee Titans

30) Geno SmithNew York Jets

31) Ryan FitzpatrickHouston Texans

32) Matt CasselMinnesota Vikings

This certainly isn't the first preseason positional ranking of quarterbacks.

Anthony touched on Andy Dalton being in a tie for the 19th-best QB by ESPN.' Chris Wesseling  ranked Dalton as his 20th-best QB while placing him in the 'borderline franchise' tier.

Needless to say, 18th is one of the higher rankings for Dalton. That's mostly due to the fact he's 0-3 in the playoffs. If he could have just gotten one postseason win to this point, he'd likely be at least ahead of the Chiefs' Alex Smith and Lions' Matthew Stafford. Smith is 1-2 in the playoffs, while Stafford is 0-1.