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Bengals salary cap breakdown: Andy Dalton leads way at Quarterback

Here's a look at how the cap breaks down at quarterback for the Bengals in 2015.

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When it comes to Bengals quarterbacks, it's Andy Dalton and then everyone else.

Dalton is set to make a cool $9.6 million in 2015, more than five times the amount of what the other three quarterbacks on the roster would make if they make it onto the 53-man roster. That number increases to $13.1 million in 2016 before hitting $17.7 million in 2020, the final year of his contract.

Here's a salary breakdown in 2015 for the Bengals' quarterbacks:

BASE SALARY

SIGNING BONUS

ROSTER BONUS

WORKOUT BONUS

DEAD CAP

CAP HIT

Andy Dalton

$3,000,000

$2,400,000

$4,000,000

$200,000

($13,600,000)

$9,600,000

Josh Johnson

$745,000

$50,000

-

$30,000

($50,000)

$665,000

A.J. McCarron

$510,000

$45,413

-

-

($136,239)

$555,413$45,413

Keith Wenning

$435,000

-

-

-

-

$435,000

As of now, journeyman Josh Johnson would be the next highest-paid QB at just $745,000 this year. Don't count on him being on the Bengals' roster between now and Week 1 though. He'll likely be cut once the team feels confident enough in AJ McCarron backing up Dalton, whether that's in training camp or potentially sometime during the regular season.

As for McCarron, he's making just $555,000 this season in the second year of his deal after being a fifth-round pick out of Alabama last year. He'll make just $645,000 and $735,000 in 2016 and 2017 respectively, if he's still on the roster then.

Keith Wenning is more likely to make the practice squad than the 53-man roster, but he'd make just $435,000 this year if he is on the final roster in September.