In the last game of the regular season, Andy Dalton reminded us why he is such a class act.
In the last game of the season, Dalton threw the ball 28 times, completing 16 of those passes for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
But the important stat was the 33-23 score with 59 seconds left in the game. B.W. Webb intercepted Baker Mayfield to seal the game. When Dalton took the ensuing snap, all he had to do was kneel.
Rumors have been circling around Dalton and the quarterback position for most of the season. All that noise could have been a distraction, but Dalton chose to enjoy the game.
“I have no idea what’s going to happen,” Dalton said, via WCPO. “I wasn’t going through my whole career, there were no life-flashing moments. But if it is the case, it was good to end it by taking a knee.”
It’s safe to say nobody knows what’s going to happen with Dalton. The Bengals will likely draft a quarterback in the first round, but will the Bengals trade Dalton? Will they start him anyways?
Whatever it is, Dalton just wanted to win the game.