“It’s such an honor to be here,” Dalton told the Star Telegram from Orlando, Florida, the site of this year’s Pro Bowl. “It’s cool to experience it. I have had one in Miami, one in Arizona and now one here in Orlando. It’s cool to see all the difference in all of them.”
On Thursday, Dalton came in second place in the quarterback accuracy contest at the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers edged him out for the top spot and NFC quarterbacks Drew Brees and Dak Prescott fell behind him in third and fourth place respectively.
Dalton got a nice congratulations from his son Noah after his turn at the contest.
From ESPNNFL: Andy Dalton gets a good congratulations after his round in the Skills Showdown! pic.twitter.com/ZZqiED9vAp— JFL (@the_jfl) January 27, 2017
While Dalton isn’t happy with the Bengals’ 6-9-1 record in 2016, he knows it’s an honor to play in the Pro Bowl. Dalton wasn’t originally selected to play in the game but once Tom Brady made it to the Super Bowl, Dalton was named as his replacement.
“The season is what matters,” Dalton said. “It’s great to be here even after the season and to play in this game. But we still want to have a better season. We want to do everything we can to get to where we are making the playoffs again and have a chance to make a run at it.”
It looks like the Dalton family had a great time at the Pro Bowl and in Orlando.
Andy Dalton having family fun at Pro Bowl pic.twitter.com/bYGKIUdTbP— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) January 27, 2017
Dalton was the second guy out in Dodgeball on Thursday (Geno Atkins followed his path off the field shortly after).
We’re thinking he should stick to football.